Connecting the Community
In response to the digital divide in Baltimore, the Pratt Library has developed two projects to digitally connect our communities, funded by a generous grant from the PNC Foundation.
The Pratt is bringing free in-home internet access to 50 households. In partnership with the nonprofit internet service provider, Project Waves, and the Digital Harbor Foundation, the selected households will be furnished with free in-home internet access for one year via a point-to-multipoint system. To provide this service, an antenna has been installed on the Southeast Anchor Library roof.
Video: Bridging Baltimore's Digital Divide
Eligible Southeast Anchor Library customers without access to home internet will be selected based on their geographical location in relation to the branch. To learn more about the program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (443) 942-3571.
The Chromebook Cohort program provides customers of the Pennsylvania Avenue branch with long-term Chromebook loans, Wi-Fi hotspots, and a community of peers working to develop professional skills and explore new careers.
Each customer receives one-on-one support from a library professional, including a “Roadmap to Success''. The Cohort gathers in weekly virtual meetings to share their progress and develop connections with other program participants. After completing their goals, participants are invited to continue the weekly community meetings as leaders and mentors.
Pennsylvania Avenue branch customers without access to home internet, with a professional or career goal in mind are eligible to participate. To learn more about the program, contact email@example.com or (443) 942-3571.
These projects to digitally connect our communities are funded by a generous grant from the PNC Foundation.
Computer & Internet Devices
With a Pratt Library card, you can borrow devices like Chromebooks, tablets, and mobile hotspots to get online from the comfort of your home.