The six members of the Library Board of Directors are elected by the voters in Birmingham. Each term lasts four years. The terms are staggered so that three positions are elected every two years in the November election.
Among other roles, Library Board members are responsible for controlling the expenditures of all funds credited to the Library, adopting an annual budget for the Library, appointing a library director and setting policies regarding the use of the Library. The Board also has the responsibility to see that adequate funding is provided and to adopt short-and long-range plans for the Library's future growth and development. If you would like access to these titles in a more accessible format please contact us.
2016 Adult Services Renovation Plan
The Adult Services area of the Library will be renovated beginning in late August. The renovation, which is expected to last 6 months, will bring much needed improvements:
- Increase efficiency
- Improve infrastructure
- Update circulation and wayfinding
- Access for families
- Add study & collaboration spaces
- Respect integrity of 1980 Birkerts Addition
- Honor and elevate beautiful historic 1927 building
- Bring in more light to create an inviting atmosphere
- Improve acoustics
Thank you to the the Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors, architects at Luckenbach|Ziegelman|Gardner, and library consultant Aaron Cohen for bringing these updates and improvements to our building.
Library Director Doug Koschik and architects John Gardner and Karen Swanson presented the Library's Adult Services Renovation Plan to the Birmingham City Commission on October 12, 2015. Community members are invited to view the televisted meeting, written report, and presentation slides online.
Monthly meetings of the Baldwin Public Library Board, open to the public, are generally held on the third Monday of every month at 7:30 pm in the Tribute and Donor Rooms of the Library. Committee meetings are sporadic and generally held in the Delos Board Room
2017 Meeting Dates
- April 26 - Communications Committee
- May 3 - Building Committee
- May 8 - Finance Committee
- May 15
- June 19
- July 17
- August 21
- September 18
- October 16
- November 20
- December 18
All meetings will be recorded and broadcast on Birmingham Municipal Channel 15 (Comcast) or Channel 99 (AT&T). View the current Bloomfield Community Television schedule. Bloomfield Community Television reserves the right to reschedule programs if necessary.
Front from left: David Underdown, Bob Tera. Back from left: Frank Pisano, Sheila Brice, Jim Suhay, Ashley Aidenbaum