For Youth

The Library is currently open for Curbside Pickup only. If you know what you are looking for, place items on hold through our online catalog. Choose “Curbside Pickup” as the location and you will be notified when your items are available for pickup. Don’t know what you want to read? Want some surprises? Give us a call at 248-554-4670 or email us at and we will be happy to pull a selection of books for you. 

We may be closed for in person visits but check out our wide selection of virtual programs including book clubs, take home kits, story times, and more! 

The Youth Room phones (248-554-4670) and email ( are open during the following hours (subject to change based on staffing availability):

  • Monday to Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
  • Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
  • Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 



Location - View Map

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

The Library is closed to the public. Curbside pickup is available at the following times:

Monday to Thursday
9:30 am - 8:45 pm
Friday & Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
12:00 - 4:45 pm

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.

Little Explorers

Children ages 18 months to five years can create, touch, and play with a monthly sensory kit designed to support fine and gross motor skills, cognitive development, and problem solving

Fill out this form and we will email you each month when the next kit is ready to be picked up. 


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.

Story Time

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. We have programs for young listeners and their parents from birth through age 5. Checkout our virtual story times and programs for babies through second grade.

Sign up to receive an email alert each time a new story time is released.



Take and Make Mondays

Register now to sign up for a free craft kit to do at home, available via our curbside pickup service. Please register for each Monday you would like to receive a craft. A new craft will be available every other Monday.

Book Scavengers

Do you miss Ms Susan’s Library Scavenger Hunts? So do we! Fill out this form and Miss Susan will send you a DIY At Home scavenger hunt every other week.

Story Book 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 Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson.

Youth 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.

1000 Books before Kindergarten

We are excited to offer this free program that encourages reading and helps to prepare your child for kindergarten. A big thank you to the Bob and Jean Kelly Endowment for making this early literacy initiative possible. The goal is to share 1,000 books together before your child starts kindergarten. Register here and then come to the library to pick up your first prize. 

2020 Preschool Directory

This directory contains a comprehensive list of local preschool programs, including contact information. Click here to access the 2020 Preschool Directory.

Youth eNewsletter
Want to stay in-the-know on upcoming youth programs? Sign up for our monthly newsletter here.

Purchase Suggestion

Are there titles you’d like to see at Baldwin? Make a recommendation! Residents of Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms or Bloomfield Hills are invited to share suggestions on great titles we may be missing from our collection. Let us know here.

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. Battle of the Books is all virtual this year! Details and rules can be found here


A mock Newbery program for 6th to 8th graders in Birmingham Public Schools. Speak to your school librarian for more information (BCS, Berkshire, Derby).

The 2020 Winner is:

The 2020 Honors are:

Click here to see the 2020 nominations.


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 Parking in Chester Street Deck through December 31

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays



300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009

Library Hours

The Library is closed to the public until further notice. Curbside pickup is available during the following times:

Monday to Thursday
9:30 am - 8:45 pm

Friday & Saturday
9:30 am - 5:30pm

12:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Library Closed

December 24, 2020 – Closed for Christmas Eve
December 25, 2020 – Closed for Christmas
December 31, 2020 – Closing at 5:30PM
January 1, 2020 – Closed for New Years Day

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