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.



Celebrate Labor Day in Crisfield…. Without Leaving Home

Courtesy: Digital Maryland

It’s a Labor Day tradition in Crisfield, Maryland…. the National Hard Crab Derby.  Started in 1947 by Crisfield Times editor Egbert L. Quinn, the Derby is a celebration of Crisfield’s reputation as “Seafood Capital of the World.”  Some of the events at this year’s Derby include the Miss Crustacean Pageant, a 10k Run/Walk, a crab cooking contest, and boat docking competition. Of course, the main event is the Derby itself, where 400 blue crabs compete for top prize.

Courtesy: Digital Maryland

Now, you can get a taste of the action without leaving home.  Digital Maryland has just published the Crisfield National Hard Crab Derby collection, in partnership with Somerset County Library.  The collection includes programs highlighting the history, culture, and activities surrounding the event. The collection is owned by the Crisfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

In our latest edition of Stories from the Stacks, we introduce you to the Mowbray family who are loyal customers of our Waverly Branch.  4-year old Emerson and his parents write down all the books he reads.  This summer, he hit more than a thousand.  Congratulations, Emerson!

Check out the Pratt Library’s First Card for our customers under six so your children can start hitting the books too!

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.