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Panelcraft Takes the Spotlight in New Library Collection!

The Baldwin Public Library unveiled a new collection of 100 architecture books for children, the Build Imagination collection, at an open house from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26, in the library’s lower level Rotary Room. Made possible with a donation from the Rae Dumke fund of the Michigan Architecture Foundation, this collection features fiction and non-fiction books on topics that help foster children’s imaginations and raise awareness about architecture.

Dumke is former executive director of MAF, AIA Michigan and AIA Detroit. She currently serves on the MAF Board of Trustees. Upon her retirement, an endowment was established in Dumke’s name through contributions to MAF.

The Build Imagination collection includes books about architecture, art, color, Legos, Panelcraft, graphic design, shapes and famous landmarks.

Stephanie Miller, Baldwin’s head of youth services, said, “The library has been increasing its focus on STEAM programming to encourage engagement with math and science and this new collection will be a fun way for children to engage and develop these skills.”