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

For Youth

Due to the rising number of new COVID-19 cases in the area, the Library’s occupancy limit is 25 patrons. Please limit your visits to the Library and the amount of time you spend in the Library. If you can, please pick up items via Curbside Pickup rather than inside the Library. Please refrain from entering the Library if you have traveled out of state in the last ten days, as recommended in the CDC travel guidelines. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please do not enter the Library. All visitors over two years of age must wear a paper or fabric mask at all times while in the building.

To request materials, 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!

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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 to 5:00 p.m.


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 for babies through second grade.



Book Bundles

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



Reading Challenges

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: Encourage reading and help prepare your child for kindergarten.  Register now.

Read Native: Download the game card and write down the titles in each square as you complete them. Visit the American Indian Library Association for more information. Reading suggestions for the game card will be updated periodically.

Visit Beanstack to see a complete list of revolving challenges.

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.



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.

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 Trains Run George Ella Lyon.


Kids Library Society

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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 skills.here.

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


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. Birbery runs January 25 to May 6. Click on the following links for more information.

A list of the 2021 titles can be found here. Click on a title to place a hold with your Baldwin Library Card.


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 June 30

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays



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:

May 29 - 31, 2021: Memorial Day Weekend

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