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Location Closure The Forest Park Branch is closed for renovations. The Washington Village Branch is closed for facility maintenance. The Walbrook Branch is closed for HVAC repairs.

Central Library entrance with flags flying above - Enoch Pratt Free Library headquarters

Financial Stability

By strengthening funding structures, both public and private, the Pratt Library is ensuring a sound financial basis for the Library today and in the future.

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kids getting free books and coats in partnership with Operation Warm and Port Discovery

Strategic Partnerships

The Library is nurturing existing partnerships and creating new partnerships to deliver programs and services, both within library facilities and in communities.

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Cooking demo on Zoom - Holiday Cooking with Crytsal Foreman waving in a kitchen and the Afro Vegan book

Community Engagement & Communications

Through community engagement, the Library uses new and existing methods to increase public awareness in Baltimore about the collections, programs, services, and resources available at the Pratt.

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Bookmobile staff at an outdoor table in the community

Programs & Outreach

The Library is present throughout the City through active and ongoing outreach to schools, senior centers, neighborhood and major city events, parks, and other places where people congregate.

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staff training video screen, Elijah Cummings Healing City Act - Connection plus Challenge equals Change

Organizational Culture

The Library provides staff and leadership development programs, particularly related to equity and inclusion for both staff and customers, creating an internal culture of equitable and excellent service to Baltimore City.

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a child reading their free Summer Break book and wearing their T-shirt


The Library has strengthened its focus on literacy, recognizing the need in Baltimore City. As a community learning hub, the Library fosters literacy by providing access to resources within a safe learning space.

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