Local History

Baldwin Library History Room

Our local source for local history – A great space for learning about our past.

  • books
  • manuscripts
  • cemetery records
  • issues of the Baldwin Bulletin
  • census records
  • area maps
  • photographs
  • genealogical records
  • historic magazines and books
  • files full of clippings that highlight historic places and past events.

Volunteer in the History Room

  • identify faces and places in old photos
  • assist with genealogy
  • add clippings and information to the genealogical binders.

Baldwin Area Historical Society

Meets 2nd Thursday of each month in the History Room from 4 – 5:30pm.

  • visit the Historical Society website
  • call Baldwin Area Historical Society President Leila Albert at 715-222-9485 for information and meeting dates

Become a member, make donations, join committees, or volunteer your time.

History Night at the Library

2nd Thursday of the month from 4 to 5:30pm, 
Hosted by the Baldwin Area Historical Society

Join historical society members in the history room to talk and do history.

  • ask questions about family or building history
  • look at old photos and help identify them
  • learn about the new microfilm scanner
  • look at census records newly opened to the public, etc.

For more information call Leila at: 715-222-9485

Microfilm Machine

This purchase was made possible through a generous anonymous donation and the hard work of the Friends of the Baldwin Library. 

  • Access resources much more easily 
  • view microfilm from over 100 years of the Baldwin Bulletin newspaper 
  • Search for names or topics of interest
  • adjust the size of the text or the brightness,
  • print it out or e-mail it to someone or save it to a portable device.

Make an appointment to learn or try it at the next History Night.

Baldwin Public Library
400 Cedar Street
P.O. Box 475
Baldwin, WI 54002

Phone 715-684-3813


11/11/20:   Due to the rapid spread of COVID cases in our area at this time, the library will close its doors to browsing for a while.  We are still here to help you, however!  We will bring items to you through curbside pick-up, will accept jobs for copying, faxing, and scanning.  You can email us documents to print out and pick up.  Please call us at 715-684-3813 or email us at:  baldwinlibrary@baldwinlibrary.org 

Our service hours will be:     

Mon/Wed/Fri  10:00 - 4:00

Tue/Thu   10:00 - 6:00

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Register at the library and get your tracking sheets.

Read to your baby or toddler.

It’s never too early to start a child's love for books.

Read 3 books a day for 1 year = 1095.

After every 100 sheet is filled, bring it to the library and a balloon with your child’s name will go up on our blue sky chart.

At the end, your child will get their photo taken for the newspaper and website, a certificate of accomplishment, and a free book!


NOTE: Because of public health concerns, there will be NO Storytime this fall and winter, sorry. Look for online versions soon.  

Normally September-May, no registration required, cancelled if school is cancelled

Pre-school Class, ages 3-5
Tuesdays @10am
stories, songs, crafts, plays
45 minutes, without parents

Lap-sit Class, ages 0-3
Tuesdays @10am
simple stories, lots of actions and songs
children sit on the parent's lap 20 minutes

Music and Movement

NOTE: Because of public health concerns, there will be NO Music & Movement this fall and winter, sorry.  Look for online versions soon.  

Normally Fridays @ 10am, Sept-May

For babies to Pre-K children.

Join in a music and dance program. Try easy musical instruments, march and dance around the room, and do fun exercises and games.

magic of Dr. Seuss, March 6th, 9:30am

" The Magic of Dr. Seuss" a special in-person program of funny magic and popular books!

Saturday, March 6th

You MUST register ahead to reserve a time slot for safety seating.  Call 715-684-3813 or email: baldwinlibrary@baldwinlibrary.org, or use linked form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16zCgYk1FuVO-FhraWpFPYL7siwpR2JYMqVhRcMD_GUU/edit