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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Overview of Services the The Baldwin Library provides for City of Bloomfield. The Short Form.
City of Bloomfield Hills Contract with the Baldwin Library
On November 8, 2011, City residents voted to enter into a contract with Baldwin Library for library services under a three - year contract. Baldwin Library began issuing library cards to city resident card on November 15, 2011. That contract expires this November.On Tuesday August 5th you will be asked to renew that contract for six years. The dollar amount and terms are essentially the same as to what the City agreed to in 2011. The purpose of a six year contact is that if the millage passes our library privileges will be preserved through November of 2020 at the favorable rate established nine years earlier.
August elections, usually associated with political primaries, are also the traditional time for library elections. Numerous communities through out the tri-county area will be voting on their libraries on August 5th. Absentee ballots are available from City Hall.
Usage figures provided by Baldwin on a regular basis indicate that more third of all City Households have Baldwin Library Cards.The number cards issued is more than a thousand. . The Average City of Bloomfield Hills card holder borrows five or more items per visit.
These are active numbers, based residents who actually visited the Library to establish a library card and who's subsequent visits are recorded only if items are checked out.
If you have not has the opportunity to visit the the Baldwin Library and get a library card, the Baldwin Library is as close to you as City Hall at 45 East Long Lake Road. There Baldwin maintains approximately five shelves of popular and reasonably current bestsellers, movies on DVD and up to date information on Baldwin Library events , classes and programs.. The City Hall Lending Library works on the honor system, Pick up a book and return it to City Hall when you are finished with your selection. No lines. No waiting/ No due dates. No late fees! Just another benefit of the City's contract with the Baldwin Library..
To go directly to the Baldwin Library website, click here.
Baldwin Library Services
provided to City Residents
Anyone who lives, works or owns property in the City of Bloomfield Hills is eligible for a library card at the Baldwin Public Library. Simply come to the Library with a valid photo ID card showing your current address (e.g., a driver’s license, passport or state ID), and the Circulation Desk staff will register you. If you don’t live in our service area, also bring proof of property ownership or employment. You can find more details atwww.baldwinlib.org/card.
With a Baldwin card you have access to:
170,000 books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, audio books, video games, toys, puppets and media kits at Baldwin
Interlibrary loan from thousands of libraries around the country
9,000 e-books and downloadable audio books
Over 100,000 pieces of downloadable music
Subscription databases, like Morningstar, Value Line, Consumer Reports, Ancestry.com, Mango Languages, theNew York Times and the Wall Street Journal
800 events, programs and classes every year
Study and meeting room space
Support for schoolwork, including home schooling
Reference service in person, by telephone and electronically
Some of these services you can use without leaving the comfort of your home.
To stay informed about what’s happening at Baldwin, read the Library’s quarterly newsletter, Books & Beyond, which is delivered to all addresses in Bloomfield Hills, available for pickup in the Library or available online at www.baldwinlib.org/newsletter. You can also subscribe to the Library’s enewsletters at www.baldwinlib.org/enews.
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