Travel Back in Time with the Libby App

Have you checked out the Libby App yet? Designed by Overdrive, it’s a fantastic way to read or listen to all of your favorite eBooks and eAudios on the go! Here’s a look at some of the sweeping love stories and family sagas highlighted in their historical fiction section.

The Teacher of Warsaw
by Mario Escobar
Woman on Fire
by Lisa Barr
eBook | eAudiobook
Girls of Flight City
by Lorraine Heath
eBook | eAudiobook
The Diamond Eye
by Kate Quinn
eBook | eAudiobook
Sisters Of Night and Fog
by Erika Robuck
eBook | eAudiobook
by Simon Scarrow
Sisters in Arms
by Kaia Alderson
The Hollywood Spy
by Susan Elia MacNeal
eBook | eAudiobook
Trial By Fire
by P.T. Deutermann
Great Circle
by Maggie Shipstead
eBook | eAudiobook
Our Woman in Moscow
by Beatriz Williams
eBook | eAudiobook
The Shadow King
by Maaza Mengiste

Get Excited for the First Day of School

We can’t believe that the summer has gone by so soon! Since school is right around the corner, here are a few books to help children get ready for the new school year.

The Queen of Kindergarten
By Derrick Barnes and Vanessa Brantley-Newton

All Are Neighbors
By Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman

First Day Jitters
By Julie Danneberg

The Day You Begin
By Jacqueline Woodson

Here’s a look at a few of the resources available at the Enoch Pratt Free Library that can help make the school year a success:

Computer & Internet Devices

Borrow Chromebook, tablets and mobile hotspots from your local Pratt Library Branch. Perfect for working on homework on the go or from the comfort of your home. 

Learn more here

Homework Help & Tutoring

HelpNow is a great tool for students to access expert tutors, one-on-one homework help, skills building, and a 24-hour writing lab. 

Access here

Reference Materials & Resources

Gale in Context offers educational content in popular subjects for Elementary, Middle, and High School students. 

Access here

STEAM to GO Kits

Kids can get hands-on and learn about STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) from home with these kits. 

Available here

Loved Beyoncé’s Renaissance? Read these books!

If Beyoncé’s latest album has been on repeat for you, here are a few books inspired by the Renaissance playlist! With focuses on Black and LGBT+ expression, love, joy, and excellence, we hope you enjoy them. 

by Tunde Oyeneyin
Book | eBook | eAudiobook
The Secret Lives of Church Ladies
by Deesha Philyaw
Book | eAudiobook
Seven Days in June
by Tia Williams
Book | eBook | eAudiobook

Care Free Black Girls
by Zeba Blay
More Than Enough
by Elaine Welteroth
Book | eBook | eAudiobook
All Boys Aren’t Blue
by George M. Johnson
Book | eBook | eAudiobook

Red Lip Theology
by Candice Marie Benbow
Love in Color
by Bolu Babalola
Book | eBook
I’m So Not Over You
by Kosoko Jackson
Book | eBook | eAudiobook

The Legs Are the Last to Go
by Diahann Carroll
Book | eBook | eAudiobook
Pleasure Activism
by Adrienne Marie Brown
And the Category is…
by Rickey Turner
Voguing and the house ballroom scene of New York City 1989-92
by Chantal Regnault

Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene
by Gerard H. Gaskin

How You Get Famous: Ten Years of Drag Madness in Brooklyn
by Nicole Pasulka

The Latest to Hit the Pratt Shelves for Teens!

Curious to see what’s new in YA Fiction? The Pratt Library has you covered! Take a look and add one, two, or three of these to your TBR list this August. 

What Souls Are Made Of
by Tasha Suri
What’s Coming To Me
by Francesca Padilla
It Sounds Like This
by Anna Meriano
A Girl’s Guide To Love & Magic
by Debbie Rigaud
How You Grow Wings
by Rimma Onosetta
Book | eBook
by Elisa A. Bonin
Love Times Infinity
by Lane Clarke
Book | eBook
A Little Bit Country
by Brian D. Kennedy
Book | eBook
Feather and Flame
by Livia Blackburne

Check out What’s New #atthepratt

Interested in what’s new on the Pratt’s shelves? Here’s a look at the latest books and DVDs available at our libraries. Visit your local branch for a copy or check out our digital library. 

The Last White Man
By Mohsin Hamid
Book | eBook | eAudio
The Many Daughters of Afong Moy
By Jamie Ford
Book | eBook | eAudio
By Emma Donaghue
Book | eBook | eAudio
Carrie Soto Is Back
By Taylor Jenkins Reed
Book | eBook | eAudio
Scenes from My Life
By Michael K. Williams
The House of Fortune
By Jessie Burton
Book | eBook
The Mamas
By Helena Andrews-Dyer
The Bodyguard
By Katherine Center
Book | eBook | eAudio
Mercury Pictures Presents
By Anthony Marra
Book | eBook | eAudio
A Lesson in Vengeance
By Victoria Lee

Book | eBook

The Things We Love
By Aaaron Ahuvia


The Witch Haven
By Sasha Peyton Smith

eBook | eAudiobook