Writing Help Available Online at the Library

The kids are back in class across the state of Maryland.  Do you or your child need a leg up as you hit the books? Just log on to the Pratt website!

We have live tutoring available online during after-school hours.  Expert online tutors are available Monday-Sunday from 2pm until 11:55pm EST to help with homework or writing assignments.  The online SkillSurfer can help students sharpen their classrooms skills from home. There’s even a Language Lab for students learning a foreign language.  Check out all of these free services on the Pratt website. 

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month

As students are hitting the books, there’s one thing you can arm them with for success: a Pratt Library card.  Did you know there are all different kinds?

FIRST CARD: For children six and under, the First Card is  fine-free. Featuring popular Olivia the Pig, the First Card allows you to bring home enough books to keep your littlest readers entertained until your next library trip.



CHILDREN & TEEN CARDS: For ages 7-17, the children and teen cards enjoy reduced late fees of just 10 cents a day.





TEACHER CARD: Baltimore City School educators and registered home school parents can check out 30 items that can circulate for 6 weeks and be renewed once.



Free Family Flicks at your Library

Tired of breaking the bank to take the whole family to the movie theatre? The Enoch Pratt Free Library has you covered. Free Family Flicks are available throughout the year at multiple Pratt branches.  From Beauty and the Beast to Tarzan, Moana to Hotel Transylvania, there’s something for everyone in your family.  Check out our movie listings now and save some cash while having fun with your family.

Book Recommendations for Kids from the Pratt’s new CEO


Looking for a good book for your elementary school student? New Pratt CEO, Heidi Daniel knows how you feel. Besides running our Central Library and 21 branches, she is the mother of a 9-year old boy and 7-year old girl.  Here are some her recommendations you can get from your local Pratt Library. Just click on the cover to reserve your copy now.


Heidi’s 9-year old son loves….

Her 7-year old daughter is into…

And for family story time….

Happy Reading!


Need Homework Help?

Did you know you can get free homework help at the Pratt Library?

During the month of May alone, more than 1,000 students turned to Pratt librarians to help them with their schoolwork.  Online tutors are standing by until late at night to help you with subjects like Algebra, Writing, Biology, Calculus, History, Spanish, Chemistry, and so many more. We also offer “Chat with a Librarian” 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Have a fact you need checked? Try out our online databases that are specifically designed to suit your needs.  You can even learn a new language with our Rosetta Stone access.  Still need help?  Our library reference desk is open during regular library hours. Just call 410-396-5430.  And, if you prefer face-to-face interaction, pop into one of our 21 neighborhood branches where the computers are free to use and staff is trained to help you succeed in school.