Social Worker in the Library Expands

Program nearly doubles in second year!

The Pratt Library is happy to announce the expansion of Social Worker in the Library.

 The partnership program with the University of Maryland School of Social Work will be available in 7 branches:

In its first year, Social Worker in the Library helped more than 600 customers with a range of issues such as:

  • SNAP Benefits
  • Shelter
  • Addiction
  • Immigration
  • Learning Differences
  • Health Concerns
  • Safety

Check out the schedule for 2018-19 here.

Social Worker in the Library is made possible by:


It’s Library Card Sign-Up Month

4 lucky new cardholders will win a big prize!

September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Your Pratt card can open doors to free information, free programming, and free opportunities.  This month, four people who sign-up for Pratt Library cards will win a coveted bag of Pratt swag, including a lunch bag, tumbler, mug, and more!

All you have to do is pop by any of the Pratt Library’s 22 locations. 

Fill out an application for a Library card.

You could be a big winner!

(You’ll win anyway— because now you have a Library card!!)

You’re Free to Bmore #atthepratt

It’s a Nice Day for a White Wedding

It is peak wedding season!  Every wonder how brides dressed throughout history?

Digital Maryland is home to the Historical Society of Baltimore’s historic wedding collection.  From dresses, to marriage licenses, and wedding bands, take a trip back to see what weddings used to be.  Here’s a few items from the collection.

Here’s the happy couple who tied the knot on January 14, 1920.

Elizabeth Zimmerer wed Michael Kahl at St. Joseph’s in Fullerton, MD.


Intricate details including an ornately painted boat with a  couple inside and flowered garlands mark this marriage license issued in 1883.


They’re not glass slippers. These bridal shoes date back to 1899.  They include a fabric decorative bow and pearl detail.


If you need more ideas for your big day, you can see more of the Historical Society of Baltimore’s wedding collection at Digital Maryland.

Flashback to Takeover Tuesday: Brooklyn edition

Go back inside the Brooklyn Branch

The Brooklyn Branch is located 3 blocks east of Hanover and Patapsco, in the heart of Brooklyn.

Some key features include Social Worker in the Library, a Spanish language collection,  and the all-holiday tree!

Take a look inside the branch with Branch Manager, Mrs. K.