The Baldwin Public Library on 300 W. Merrill St. in Birmingham Mich., offers rooms that you can actually afford for conferences, seminars, community or educational events, and they can accommodate up to 120 people.
The rates vary according to the style of room you want. These options include lecture-style, conference-style and classroom-style. The number of people who may attend is also a big factor in the cost of the rooms. Residents and non-profit groups get the best deal, and non-residents have to pay the highest rate. The cost of the rooms start at $30 for 1-24 people for four hours of use, with a lecture-style room, and it increases to $200 for 25-50 people, which is the non-resident rate for four hours of use with a classroom-style room. If you want to use the kitchen, it is an extra $20. The computer room is extra as well as electronics like a projector. Also, the library will provide coffee and tea. But at $10 to $15 a pot, you may want to inquire about bringing your own.
You can bring snacks or have you event catered, but you will have to clean up or you could lose the required deposit. There are also rules and regulations you must follow, and you can check everything out at the Baldwin Public Library website, including dates and times these rooms are available. The best part of the whole deal is that by renting a room you will be helping to support your community library.