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

For Youth

**We are exploring a return to indoor in-person programs for children (birth to Grade 6). We’d like to get your feedback as we work on our fall program schedule. This survey will close on August 4. Thank you!**

We strongly encourage everyone over the age of two to wear a mask while inside the Library due to the high volume of unvaccinated children that use the Library. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and healthy!

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!

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

Saturday, September 4 - Monday, September 6: Labor Day Weekend

Summer Reading

BPL’s Summer Reading program includes fun virtual programs, crafts, and activities, while encouraging achievable reading goals. The program runs from June 11 through August 8.

Register here for Summer Reading. Create an account, register for the Summer Reading Challenge and start logging your progress.

Thanks to the Friends of the Baldwin Public Library and iCode for sponsoring our Summer Reading programs.

Upcoming Programs

You don’t want to miss these August programs, register now!

August 4 Interactive Story Book Trail Join us at Beverly Park to engage with the Story Book Trail in a new way

August 10 Coloring Club Register to receive a fun poster to color at home

August 14 Animal Tales Family Story Time – Birds  Join Ms. Caroline on Zoom for animal stories and activities.

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.



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.

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.



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 I’ve Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrisson.


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.

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 visit the American Indian Library Association for details. Reading suggestions for the game card will be updated periodically.


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 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.

Holiday Closures:

September 4 - 6, 2021: Labor Day Weekend

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