Baldwin Library Services Pause Due to COVID-19

Baldwin Library Services Pause Due to COVID-19

(BPL, Jan. 10, 2021)

Birmingham, MI  – Baldwin Public Library services will cease at 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2021.

A Baldwin Public Library employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

During the closure the building will be cleaned and disinfected, following cleaning protocols as recommended by the CDC for the safety of employees and patrons.

During the closure:

~Curbside Pickup of items will not be available

~Telephone service will not be available

~Materials return drop boxes will not be available (no items are due during the closure and all fines will be waived)

Baldwin Public Library will resume the above services on Friday, January 15, 2021, at 9:30 a.m.

Please note that virtual programs may be cancelled. Please check the events calendar for the current status of virtual programs.

While the Library is closed to the public, we encourage you to use our online resources.
Entertainment

OverDrive Libby – ebooks and eaudiobooks

Hoopla! Digital – movies, music, TV shows, ebooks, eaudiobooks, and graphic novels

Hoopla Bonus Borrows – a new and specially curated collection of over 1,000 items that don’t count against your monthly item limit.

Kanopy – Watch over 30,000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films.

News & Media

Digital Magazines– thousands of full-color, digital magazines with no expiration limit on checkout.

Online Newspapers – get access beyond the paywall of the websites for The Washington Post, The New York Times, and the Financial Times.

Newspaper Databases – access indexed articles from The Detroit Free Press, the Wall Street Journal, and more through ProQuest

Education

Ancestry Library – now available from home for a limited time. Access the world’s largest online history resource with family history, family trees, genealogy research, and records search.

CreativeBug – online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques.

Gale Courses – Enroll in one of 350+ online courses to learn a new skill or strengthen a passion. Registration is open now for courses that begin on April 15.

Lynda.com– instructional videos on popular subjects like web design, IT, education, media, and business. Lynda.com recently added specials courses on how to work from home more productively.

Mango Languages – learn to speak over 71 languages with self-paced, conversationally-based lessons.

For Students

Brainfuse Tutoring – live tutoring from 2:00pm – 11:00pm, seven days a week.

Tumblebooks – animated, talking picture books. It’s currently free to anyone, with or without a library card.

Bookflix – online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction e-books.

Scholastic Teachables – Teachables brings together downloadable lesson plans, worksheets, games, and more for grades K through 8 on every major subject.

MeL.org/kids – fast, reliable online resources for homework and home schooling activities.

Please contact adult.reference@baldwinlib.org if you have any questions or need assistance using these resources from home.

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