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Pennsylvania Avenue

Closed now; Opening @ 10:00 AM

1531 W. North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217

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Parking & Public Transit

Parking

Free street parking available, metered street parking available on West North Avenue.

Bus

83, Gold, Lime

Metro Subway

Penn-North

For more public transportation information, visit the Maryland Transit Administration.

Day Opens   Closes
Monday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED
Holiday Closing Schedule
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Holidays & Early Closings

All Pratt Library locations will be closed on the following days:

New Year's Day Monday, January 1, 2024
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 15, 2024
Presidents’ Day Monday, February 19, 2024
Good Friday Friday, March 29, 2024
Staff Training Day Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2024
Juneteenth Wednesday, June 19, 2024
Independence Day Thursday, July 4, 2024
Labor Day Monday, September 2, 2024
Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday, October 14, 2024
Election Day Tuesday, November 5, 2024
Veterans Day Monday, November 11, 2024
Thanksgiving Eve Wednesday, November 27, 2024 : closing at 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 28, 2024
Christmas Eve Tuesday, December 24, 2024 : closing at 5:00 PM
Christmas Day Wednesday, December 25, 2024
New Year's Eve Tuesday, December 31, 2024 : closing at 5:00 PM
New Year's Day Wednesday, January 1, 2025
Pennsylvania Avenue Branch
Pennsylvania Avenue Branch - inside the Teen Zone with new paint and colorful updated furniture
Pennsylvania Avenue Branch - wide room view with windows
Pennsylvania Avenue Branch children's section by windows with new bookcases, colorful play zones, and soft furniture
Pennsylvania Avenue Branch inside upstairs seating by stairs and window
Pennsylvania Avenue Branch - inside room with a  privacy pod for meetings

Located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and North Avenue, the Pennsylvania Avenue branch serves the Sandtown-Winchester, Penn-North, Druid Heights, Mondawmin, Upton, Reservoir Hill, Bolton Hill, Madison Park, and Parkview/Woodbrook areas. The branch opened its doors in 1953, and underwent renovations in 2023 to include modernized rooms and equipment for children and teens, adults and families.

The Pennsylvania branch was first known as the Easterwood branch, and opened at 2217 West North Avenue on June 26, 1914. A new building was opened January 1953, and was praised for its modern design and use of expansive plate glass windows. Read more Pratt location history.

Upcoming Events

BEST Digital Skills Training Program TODAY 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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Summer Break Baltimore Pizza Party Saturday – Jun 1 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Movie Monday: Summer of Soul Monday – Jun 3 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Movie Monday: Summer of Soul Pennsylvania Ave Program Details
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Lawyer in the Library Tuesday – Jun 4 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Lawyer in the Library Pennsylvania Ave Program Details
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LEGO® Builders Club Tuesday – Jun 4 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
LEGO® Builders Club Pennsylvania Ave Program Details
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Features & Services

  1. Sidewalk Service
  2. Free Wi-Fi
  3. Outdoor Wi-Fi
  4. Computers for public use
  5. Photocopier and printing services
  6. Children and Teen sections
  7. Job and Career assistance
  8. Events and programs for all ages
  9. Social Worker in the Library
  10. Lawyer in the Library
Community & Meeting Rooms

Reserve a room at the Pennsylvania Avenue Branch for your next meeting or community event.

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“The Pratt Library is a great resource, and the people who work there are polite, knowledgeable, and always willing to help.”

Edward A. –Pennsylvania Avenue