With construction underway at Baldwin Public Library, the library is offering a new curbside pickup program beginning Monday, September 16, available by contacting the library and requesting the service.
The new curbside pickup service will be available Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
The goal of the program is to save patrons time and allow them to avoid parking costs while the library's Youth Room is under construction.
To use the service, call 248-647-1700 ext. 0 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at least 30 minutes before planning to arrive. Patrons can inform the staff member the items they are picking up, which will be held for 24 hours. Upon arriving at the library, just pull up to the curbside pickup sign located on Chester Street at the library’s loading dock. Staff recommends calling or texting your last name to the number on the sign, and staff will bring the items out to your vehicle.
“While the youth room expansion project is underway and several close parking spots are blocked by construction fencing, we want to offer our patrons a convenient way to pick up library materials,” said Rebekah Craft, associate director. “Due to our downtown location, adding a drive-up window is just not feasible at this time. This is the next best option we can provide to patrons.”
“The initial responses to our curbside pickup plan have been very enthusiastic and we anticipate this to be very popular with our patrons” said Kristen Tait, circulation services coordinator. “Many of our users have young children in strollers, have difficulty navigating the front entryway stairs and ramp, or have limited time in which to visit the library. This will help to alleviate each of those barriers.”
For more information, visit baldwinlib.org.