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Pratt Library Named Finalist for IMLS National Medal

April 1, 2024

BALTIMORE--- The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced today that the Enoch Pratt Free Library is among 30 finalists for the 2024 National Medal of Museum and Library Service. The Pratt is the only institution in Maryland to be selected for this award. The National Medal is the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries that demonstrate significant…

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Imagination Celebration Returns to Pratt Library

March 26, 2024

BALTIMORE – Imagination Celebration is coming back to the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The month-long series of magical events at all Pratt locations celebrates children’s creativity and helps promote a love of learning in our smallest customers. This year’s celebration is centered around the book Mary Had A Little Plan by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton…

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Pratt Library Begins Search for New CEO

February 6, 2024

BALTIMORE – The Boards of the Enoch Pratt Free Library have named the Chairs of the Committee to select a new Library Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Beulah Sabundayo and Jamar R. Brown, Esq. will lead the national search for a new leader of the historic institution. As announced in December, after a successful 7-year tenure, Heidi Daniel will leave the Pratt Library…

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Pratt Library to Launch National Search for CEO

December 19, 2023

BALTIMORE – After seven years at the helm of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, President and CEO Heidi Daniel will step down to become CEO of the King County Public Library in Washington state, one of the largest circulating library systems in the United States with 50 branches and more than 900 employees. “Leading the Enoch Pratt Free Library system for the last…

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Pratt Library Expands Services to Customers Through Partnerships

March 15, 2023

Baltimore, MD – The Enoch Pratt Free Library is thrilled to announce an expansion of social impact programs to help customers throughout Baltimore City achieve their life goals through innovative partnerships. “People rely on the Pratt Library as a community hub in our city,” says Pratt Library President & CEO Heidi Daniel. “These new partnerships will…

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