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

For Youth

Welcome to Youth Services at the Baldwin Public Library! We have a diverse variety of programs and events to satisfy all of our visitors. Feel free to call us at 248-554- 4670, email us at youth.reference@baldwinlib.org or stop by the Youth Desk. We look forward to talking with you.

The Youth Room is closed for renovations until May 2020. Please visit us in the Kids Corner and sign up for renovation updates here. Story Times are located on the second level in the Jeanne Lloyd Room.

The Story Book Trail is back! The August book is The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach.

Registration for Fall programs is now open. Click here to access our online calendar and register for events. 

Click here to access the Annual Tween Halloween Lock-In Permission Slip. Return the permission slip to the Youth Desk by Thursday, October 24th.

Location - View Map

300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009


Monday to Thursday 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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. We have programs for young listeners and their parents from birth through age 5. Registration for summer storytimes (Mother Goose, Sing & Tell, and Full STEAM Ahead) now open. Register here

Youth Homework Help
The Library is loaded with excellent homework options for youth. 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. Click here for more information.

2019 Preschool Directory

This directory contains a comprehensive list of local preschool programs, including contact information. Click here to access the 2019 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

The Battle of the Books is an exciting reading enrichment program the Library sponsors with the Birmingham School District. 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. After reading a select number of titles, students are invited to battle against other teams and answer detailed questions on all the books covered. Congrats to everyone who competed in Battle of the Books 2019! Click here for this year’s winners.

In this mock Birmingham Newbery program for students in the Birmingham School District, sixth through eighth graders read from a list of ten books. Five students from each school are then chosen to meet at the library and discuss all the selections before voting on which book deserves the Birbery award. The 2019 award goes to Small Spaces by Katherine Arden. Honors were awarded to The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty, The Unforgettable Guinevere St. Clair by Amy Makechnie, and Ending: The Last by Katherine Applegate.

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.


2 Hours Free Parking in Chester Street Deck.

Metered street parking around Library

Free Parking on Sundays


300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009


Library Hours

Monday to Thursday

9:30 am - 9:00 pm

Friday and Saturday

9:30 am - 5:30 pm


12:00 pm - 5:00pm

Library Closed

July 4: Independence Day

August 31 - September 2: Labor Day Weekend

September 6: Staff Development Day

November 27: Closing at 5:30 p.m.

November 28: Thanksgiving





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