Get a sneak peek at the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Children’s Center in the Central Library. The goldfish pond will remain with an under the sea theme. There will also be added space and technology for kids when the Center opens in Fall of 2019.
Read five aquatic books, and receive four tickets to the National Aquarium.
The spring season of Read to Reef kicks off on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
Throughout the month of March 2018, Baltimore-area children in fifth grade and younger may visit any Enoch Pratt Free Library Branch and show their library card to receive a Read to Reef bookmark, while supplies last.
Check out the list of the National Aquarium’s favorite aquatic or conservation-themed books or ask your librarian for suggestions. Borrow, read or listen to someone read any five of these books and record them on your Read to Reef bookmark.
Bring your completed bookmark to the National Aquarium’s ticket center through June 17, 2018, to exchange it for up to four admission tickets to be used that day.
With Central Library closed to the public for renovations this week, we’re giving you a sneak peek inside the renovation.
Take a look inside what will be the Teen Learning and Leadership Center on the 2nd floor. The ceiling has been painstakingly restored to its former glory. The Teen Learning and Leadership Center will be an innovative, flexible, creative space that reflects the 21st century needs of those in 6th to 12th grade.
The Teen Wing will have restrooms and vending machines just for teens. It will also contain state-of-the-art technology including a recording studio and a makerspace.
When the Central Library reopens on February 20, the Children’s Department will temporarily be housed in this space. The Teen Wing will open in 2019.
Historical videos of Dr. King’s most memorable moments
As we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, the Pratt Library can help you learn more about the civil rights leader. Our Access Video service allows you to view historical videos of Dr. King. From commentary, to news conferences, speeches, biographies and interviews, the Access Video collection lets you to relive some of the Dr. King’s most notable moments.
Martin’s Big Wordsuses quotes from some of Dr. King’s most memorable speeches and vibrant watercolor paintings to bring Dr. King’s words to life.