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Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. August 10: Indie Next: Once There Were Wolves: A Novel by Charlotte McConaghy Tap for the review Damnation Spring: A Novel by Ash Davidson Tap for the review LibraryReads: Mrs. March by…
Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. July 27: CrimeReads: Dear Miss Metropolitan by Carolyn Ferrell Tap for the review Louisiana Longshot by Jana DeLeon Tap for the review Esquire: While We Were Dating by Jasmine Guillory…
BPL is currently requesting proposals for Architectural Services for the expansion/renovation of our front entrance and circulation area. The mandatory pre-bid meeting will be on Wednesday, June 30 at 4pm in the Jeanne Lloyd Room on the second floor of the Library. …
Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. June 29: The Guardian: Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy by Anne Sebba Tap for the review Los AngelesTimes: The Beauty in Breaking: A Memoir by Michele Harper Tap for the review…
Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. June 25: Indie Next: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid Tap for the review The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter Tap for the review Library Reads: The Queer Principles of Kit Webb by…
Here is a sample of some of the books prominently featured in the media this week. APRIL 27: Indie Next: Great Circle: A Novel by Maggie Shipstead Tap for the preview Project Hail Mary: A Novel by Andy Weir Tap for the preview LibraryReads: Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P….
BALDWIN PUBLIC LIBRARY ANTIRACISM STATEMENT
June 15, 2020
Earlier this month, in a note to staff, the Baldwin Public Library Board of Directors condemned institutional racism and expressed its desire that Baldwin become a more effective antiracist organization. It invited staff to raise concerns and make suggestions for proactively improving BPL’s internal and external policies, practices, and behaviors. Also last week, the City of Birmingham, with which BPL is affiliated, issued a Proclamation on Social Injustice, which the Baldwin Public Library wholeheartedly endorses.
This week, we wish to state publicly that we stand alongside our peers, the American Library Association and Michigan Library Association, in condemning all violence and racism towards Black people, Indigenous people, and all people of color.
In company with other libraries all over the country, we will continue to share books and other resources with you and with each other that deepen our shared understanding of Black history, institutional racism, and systemic racial violence and inequality. Black lives matter.
Because racism is so pervasive in our society, we and our institutions are inherently implicated. Therefore, we must work actively to dismantle its roots. Thus, to further our educational mission, the Baldwin Public Library is actively examining its internal and external policies and practices through an antiracism lens. We are also committed to curating additional programming and partnerships to support antiracism work in our community. In the coming weeks and months, the Library will develop plans and benchmarks to ensure that our commitment to this cause truly does bear fruit.
We stand with the many library workers, patrons, and community members who are fighting for justice and equality. And we set forth a long-term commitment to becoming a more effective antiracist institution.
Melissa Mark, President | Frank Pisano, Vice President | Jennifer Wheeler, Secretary | Ashley Aidenbaum | Karen Rock | Jim Suhay