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 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! Or use our Indie Author Submission form if you would like us to consider your own book for the collection.

The 2023 Birmingham Bloomfield Preschool Directory is now ready and can be accessed by clicking here. Many thanks for the Bloomfield Township Public Library for compiling the information in this directory.

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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 Closure

September 22: Staff Development Day

Upcoming Programs

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

September 9 Kidsight Vision Screening 

September 16 Books and Blankets Outdoor Family Story Time at Barnum Park

September 19 Ruff Readers 

September 21 Kids Library Society 

September 30 Read in the Park with Rhonda Gowler Greene and Frank Anthony Polito at Beverly Park 




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.

Reading Challenges


Create an account or login to Beanstack to see our revolving reading challenges!

Book Bundles

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

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 the Books Unboxed form to subscribe now.


Research & Learn 

Explore these educational and fun online resources to keep your kids learning and entertained. Selected by Librarians for children in preschool through sixth grade.

Find fun and free printable activities and worksheets on Scholastic Teachables! Includes all subjects for PreK-Grade 6.  Watch our promotional video to see an example!

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.


Make any time learning time!
Sign up to get 8-10 messages per month with fun activities you can do at home to help prepare little ones, ages 5 and under, for school success.



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  The Magical Musical Night by Rhonda Gowler Greene.


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 the Librarian Letters 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.


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


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.

Upcoming Closure:

September 22: Staff Development Day

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