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Who are the Pratt Contemporaries?

The Pratt Contemporaries is a diverse group of young cosmopolitans who raise awareness of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and provide financial support for its programs. Through unique events and outreach efforts, the group provides a venue for emerging creative thinkers who want to establish a lifeline between their library, their city, and their communities.

Why join?

Join Contemporaries OnlinePratt Contemporaries members enjoy an exciting array of benefits. Here are just a few:

  • Meet prominent writers, artists and intellectuals at library events
  • Receive free or reduced-rate admission to Pratt Contemporaries events
  • Enjoy priority seating at all author readings
  • Join private, behind-the-scenes tours of the Library's special collections


Membership Levels


Please print out and complete our Enrollment Form.

$50 Associate

  • Subscription to Compass, the official calendar of upcoming events for the Enoch Pratt Free Library
  • Subscription to the donor newsletter Pages From the Pratt
  • Invitations for you and a guest to attend select author talks and lectures
  • Free admission to special events, happy hours, and behind-the-scenes tours of the Pratt Library
  • Semi-annual members-only cocktial parties

$125 Supporter

            All of the above, plus:

  • Pratt Contemporaries' recyclable tote bag
  • A book donated to the Pratt Library in your name

$250 Patron

             All of the above, plus:

  • Breakfast in the Central Library Boardroom with Dr. Carla Hayden, CEO of the Pratt Library
  • Copy of the annual book selection of the "One Maryland, One Book" program of the Maryland Humanities Council
  • Invitations to select receptions sponsored by the Pratt Library
  • One complimentary ticket to the Pratt Contemporaries' Black and White Party

$500 Mission Maker

             All of the above, plus:

  • A private tour of the Pratt Library for you and your guests, tailored to your specific interests
  • Two complimentary tickets to the Pratt Contemporaries' Black and White Party

$1000 Leader

           All of the above, plus:

  • Membership in the Pratt Society
  • Invitation to a private cocktail reception with the honoree of Pratt Presents 
  • Two complimentary tickets to Pratt Presents