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

For Youth

Welcome to Baldwin Public Library’s Youth Department! We have a diverse variety of programs and events to satisfy all of our visitors, from young families to middle schoolers and everyone in between.

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!

December through March Story Book Trail: Hibernation Station by Michelle Meadows

Registration for Winter Programs (December-February) now open! Register here

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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

See what’s new in our youth department, including upcoming events, programs and more.

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.

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.

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. To be considered, please include your Library barcode or mailing address, as well as supporting details about your suggestion (book, CD, DVD, etc.). If your item is added, we’ll be sure to contact you. 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. Titles will be announced and available for checkout on Friday, November 9th. Registration opens on Friday, December 7th and Battle Day is Saturday, February 2nd. Click here for details and official rules.

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.

BCS Birbery Page

Berkshire Birbery Page

Derby Birbery Page

ALA’s Great Websites for Kids

The American Library Association reviews and recommends websites for kids on many topics of interest: animals, the arts, history & biography, literature & languages, mathematics & computers, and sciences & social sciences.

2018 Preschool Directory

This directory contains a comprehensive list of local preschool programs, including contact information.

Fabulous Fall!

Winter Wonderland



Library Hours

Monday - Thursday
9:30am - 9:00pm

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

12:00pm - 5:00pm

Baldwin Public Library

300 W. Merrill St.

Birmingham, MI 48009


Check Out Our Digital Services


Baldwin has thousands of titles that you can watch, read, and listen to on your computer or mobile device - all without having to set foot in the library.

Here are the latest titles librarians and youth are talking about.

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

January 21: Open for M.L. King Jr. Day

April 21: Closed for Easter

May 25-27: Closed for Memorial Day

July 4: Closed for Independence Day


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