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

Just in time for Back-To-School: Prepare your kids for the classroom with BookFLIX

Introducing BookFLIX, Enoch Pratt’s newest electronic resource for kids in grades K-3

Use BookFLIX at your local library or at home! With colorful animation, rich audio, and interactive games, BookFLIX is a perfect resource to engage and support readers from Kindergarten to 3rd grade.

BookFLIX includes:

  • Classic video storybooks matched with a related nonfiction eBook
  • Spanish language versions of many pairs of matched videos and eBooks
  • Read Aloud support
  • Educational games and activities
  • Recommended, age-appropriate links to allow students to extend their learning on a subject
  • Meet the author section

Try it out now here!