Website Features

  • School Is Wrapping Up? Time to Access Maryland AskUsNow!
    By Paul Chasen, Statewide Coordinator, Maryland AskUsNow!
    Posted on 4/16/2015
    Maryland AskUsNow!,, is the free, statewide library chat information service done in cooperation with 43 Maryland libraries and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all Maryland ...more
  • New and for You! The Pratt Library Calendar
    By Shaileen B.
    Last Edited on 1/6/2014
    Do you have a calendar for 2014 yet? We have a great new one at the Pratt Library. It has more library events to find, a nice clean layout, bigger images, and a faster search. But our favorite thing about ...more
  • Learn About Your Healthcare Options at the Library
    By John Jewitt, Business, Science, and Technology Department
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    October 1 marked the first day Marylanders could sign up for health insurance through the Maryland Health Connection, a creation of the Affordable Care Act. In each county or region of the state, an organization ...more
  • #GetCarded for a Chance to Win Prizes
    By Jessica Keyes
    Last Edited on 9/24/2013
    September is Library Card Signup Month, and we're running a contest! ...more
  • 7 Apps to Keep Pratt in Your Pocket
    By Anjanette Wiggins
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    Did you know the Pratt Library can fit into your pocket? ...more
  • Audiobooks For The Whole Family
    By Lucie Ferguson
    Last Edited on 8/2/2013
    This summer I received a tricky question at the reference desk: "We're going on a road trip—do you have any audiobooks that everyone in my family will like?" ...more
  • Late Night Rescue
    By Sarah Kuperman, Guest Blogger
    Last Edited on 8/26/2013
    When you have a student in your family you learn to dread finals week. ...more
  • What's the view from your book? #FromWhereIRead on Instagram & Twitter
    By Jessica Keyes
    Last Edited on 7/8/2013
    Celebrate Summer Reading by taking a photo of your book and the view beyond it. ...more
  • The Big reDESIGN of
    By Xiaoyu Zhou, Web Department Manager
    Last Edited on 7/1/2013
    If you are reading this blog post, you are using the Enoch Pratt Free Library's website. How do you like it so far? Have you found everything you need? What devices do you use to access the site—a phone, ...more
  • 150 Years Ago This Week in the Civil War
    By Lisa Greenhouse
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    Bullying, bed bugs, disputed elections, prisoners held without Habeas Corpus, warnings that the End Times are near at hand: these things sound like the stuff of contemporary newspaper headlines, but they ...more
  • 10 Answers to eBook and eReader FAQs
    By Anjanette Wiggins
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    Since early 2011, the Pratt Library has offered customers presentations about eBooks and eReaders. Yet, as digital reading technology continues to evolve, people still have plenty of questions. Though ...more
  • [Video] See the Little Pufferbellies
    By Jessica Keyes
    Last Edited on 4/10/2013
    Our fantastic Central Library Children's Department publishes a new video each month of a librarian performing a Handy Dandy Rhyme. April's rhyme is Down by the Station, performed by former staff member ...more
  • 9 Easy Tips for Borrowing eBooks from the Pratt
    By Brittney Baltimore
    Last Edited on 1/7/2013
    A December Forbes article identified tablets and eReaders as some of the most sought-after gifts this Holiday Season. If you received a new reading device and are interested in borrowing library eBooks ...more
  • Year in Review: 2012 Digital Projects
    By Jessica Keyes
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
  • Carla's Picks: November Book Recommendations
    By Carla D. Hayden
    Last Edited on 11/27/2012
    It's that time of the year again when the temperature starts dropping and cuddling up in a blanket with a great book sounds like a relaxing and magical way to spend a quiet evening. ...more
  • Featured Baltimore Blog: Thank You, Enoch Pratt

    Last Edited on 9/4/2012
    Carling A. W. Elder is a Baltimore blogger who loves her local library, and she wrote a moving post about it on her blog, Carling & Baltimore: A Fresh Look at an Old City. ...more
  • Our Baltimore Stories: Pratt Chat Celebrates 3 Months
    By Jessica Keyes
    Last Edited on 8/23/2012
    What I like best in Baltimore is the people, the neighborhoods and what goes on in the neighborhoods. Each has its own stories, own diners and own quirks. It's about community.— Barbara Mikulski, U.S. ...more
  • Gaining Virtual Ground: Digital Reading at Pratt Library
    By Anjanette Wiggins
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    In May 2011, e-retailer announced that sales of e-books outpaced sales of print books on its website. This past June, the Association of American Publishers issued a report indicating that for ...more
  • See and share Pratt Library photos on Flickr
    By Teresa Duggan
    Last Edited on 11/5/2012
    Did you know that the Pratt Library currently has over 2,500 photos and other images on Flickr? Flickr is an online photo sharing website for anyone to share their images, or to share information through ...more
  • 3 New Job Search Tools at Your Library
    By Marilyn Jones
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    It's no secret that the Pratt Library has hundreds of computers available for the public to use. There are 32 computers with Internet access at the Forest Park Branch alone. Almost every month, Forest ...more
  • A Canadian in Baltimore: Pratt Resources that Helped Me
    By Jessica Keyes
    Last Edited on 6/29/2012
    As a new immigrant to the United States, I have met regular challenges while settling into my new American life, from filing reams of paperwork, to finding a doctor and getting a driver’s license. This ...more
  • The Little Prince: 3 Lessons in Creative Problem Solving
    By Jessica Keyes
    Last Edited on 6/19/2012
    He said, “Draw me a sheep.” So then I made a drawing.He looked at it carefully, then he said: “No. This sheep is already very sickly. Make me another.” So I made another drawing.My friend smiled gently ...more
  • Summer Reading Recommendations for All Ages: We've Got You Covered
    By Teresa Duggan
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    Have you heard about Summer Reading at the Pratt Library but you're not sure what to read next? Well, you're in luck. Our librarians have compiled book recommendations for all ages, from babies and toddlers ...more
  • Baltimore Sailabrates the Bicentennial of War of 1812
    By Katie H., Librarian, Social Science and History Department
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    The War of 1812, sometimes referred to as America’s second war of independence, began in June 1812 and continued until the signing of the Treaty of Ghent brought it to an end in 1815. It took place for ...more
  • Images of Maryland’s History from MDCH
    By Teresa Duggan
    Last Edited on 2/15/2017
    If you visit our homepage this week, you’ll see one of five images featured at the top, with the caption “View Maryland’s history at”. I created these images after working with our Digitization ...more