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

For Youth

Even though the Library is closed, there’s a lot you can do from home to learn, connect, and discover. We miss you and hope to see you soon! Check back often to see our latest virtual programs and activities.

Mark your calendars! Summer Reading will kickoff on June 12. Official announcement and details will be posted soon.

Do you have a question for a Youth Librarian? Please email youth.reference@baldwinlib.org and we will reply as soon as possible.


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300 W. Merrill St.
Birmingham, MI 48009


Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Library is closed until further notice.

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.

Cipher Challenge

Do you like decoding secret messages? Try this challenge and see if you can crack the code. Click here for a printable version.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Miss Cathy hid pictures of endangered animals around the library. You’ll have to test your library knowledge to get a chance to find them. Click here to get started.

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 and programs for babies through second grade.

Sign up to receive an email alert each time a new story time is released.



Book Adventures

Miss Rosemary will pick a topic each Thursday, share fun facts, suggest a book you can download and read, and give ideas for an activities you can do at home. Each video has a resource guide with clickable links to every thing she mentions. Book Adventures can be found on the Story Time page.

Sign up to receive email alerts when a new one is released.

Book Scavengers

Do you miss Miss 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.

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 In the, Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming.

Youth 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.

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.

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. Congratulations to all of our teams! Check back in the fall for details regarding Battle of the Books 2021.


A mock Newbery program for 6th to 8th graders in Birmingham Public Schools. Speak to your school librarian for more information (BCS, Berkshire, Derby).

The 2020 Winner is:

The 2020 Honors are:

Click here to see the 2020 nominations.


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

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the Library is closed until further notice.

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