300 W. Merrill St. Birmingham, MI 48009 | (248) 647-1700

For Youth

Welcome to the Youth Room!

To request materials without coming into the Library, fill out our Curbside Pickup form, use your Baldwin Library card to put items on hold through our online catalog, or contact the Youth Reference Desk via phone (248-554-4670) or email (youth.reference@baldwinlib.org).

Check out our wide selection of virtual programs including book clubs, take home kits, story times, and more!

Want to stay in-the-know on upcoming youth programs?  Sign up to receive our newsletter.

Are there titles you’d like to see at Baldwin? Make a recommendation! 

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300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

Monday–Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Holiday Closures

Monday, July 4 - All Day: Independence Day
Saturday, September 3 through
Monday, September 5: Labor Day Weekend

Upcoming Programs

Check out our calendar to register for story times, programs, and book clubs for June

June 10 Summer Reading Kickoff!

June 13 Youth Take & Make Crafts – A new craft every Monday! (first come, first serve)

June 14 Coloring Club

June 16 Narwhal and Jelly Jam

June 18 Beach Party + Project Kidsight

June 29 Commotion in the Ocean

Summer Reading 

Create an account or login to Beanstack. 

Complete activities to earn points towards free books and tickets for the Grand Prize drawing from June 10 – August 5.

Story Times

Reading to your child is a great way to grow a lifelong reader. And it’s easy to start them early with engaging story times led by our enthusiastic librarians. Checkout our programs for young listeners and their grownups from birth through age 5.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Encourage reading and help prepare your child for kindergarten.  Register now.

Earn prizes for every 250 books you read with your child before they enter Kindergarten! Sponsored by the Bob and Jean Kelly Endowment.

Books Unboxed

For Grades 4 to 12.

Join our new, free subscription book service and receive a surprise library book tailored to your preference on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Sign ups received after the third Tuesday of the month will be fulfilled the following month. Fill out this form to subscribe now.

Book Bundles

For babies through 6th grade. Don’t know what you want to read? Want some surprises? Fill out this Book Bundle form and a Youth Services Librarian will pull a bundle of surprise books for checkout.

Homework Help

Use these educational and fun databases to keep your kids learning and entertained! From our online database resources and live online tutoring to our friendly librarians, we’re here to help your children with their homework.

Book Clubs

Reading becomes an even richer experience when it’s a shared one. Our book clubs are a great way to get readers of every age more comfortable discussing key themes in books.

Browse our various book clubs here.

Book Scavengers

We’ve hidden pictures in the Youth Room. How many can you find?

A new scavenger hunt is available at the beginning of every month.

 

 

Storybook Trail

Visit Beverly Park and walk the 0.4 miles trail and read an entire book that is posted on permanent posts throughout the park. Experience a new story every month April to December.

The current book is A Lullaby of Summer Things by Natalie Ziarnik & Madeline Valentine.

Kids Library Society

For Grades 3 to 6
 
Do you want to be more involved with the Library? Would you like to help us shape our upcoming programs? Register now for the next meeting.

Librarian Letters

Would you or your child like to receive a letter from a Baldwin Librarian? We would love to write you one! Fill out this form and a librarian will joyfully write you or your child a letter.

Battle of the Books

Fourth and fifth grade students enrolled in the Birmingham Public School District are invited to participate in this challenging and fun book battle that encourages students to read and explore books of varying genres. Click here for the official Battle website.

Birbery

A mock Newbery program for 6th to 8th graders in Birmingham Public Schools. Click on the following links for more information.

A list of this year’s titles can be found here.

Save on Tickets to Local Attractions

MAP (Michigan Activity Pass) allows you to use your Library card to print passes for free or reduced admission to popular Michigan institutions. Click here to check out your pass today!

TLN (The Library Network) members save on tickets, dining and more at the Detroit Zoo! Click here for details and to purchase and print your discounted tickets.


 

Free Two-Hour Parking in Chester Street Deck

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays

 

248-647-1700

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Closures:

Monday, July 4 - All Day: Independence Day

Saturday, September 3 - All Day: Labor Day Weekend

Sunday, September 4 - All Day: Labor Day Weekend

Monday, September 5 - All Day: Labor Day

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