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Summer Break Baltimore is a fun, free program for all ages that encourages literacy and learning in our community.

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How to Participate

To get started, register online or in-person at any Pratt Library location beginning June 1.

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Summer Break Box

Just for signing up, you'll get a Summer Break Baltimore box with a book, prizes, a scratch-off card, an event calendar, and more!

In July and August, you’ll get another box with a book and a prize when you stop by any Pratt location.

Boxes are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Participating online or can't make it to a location? We’ll mail your free box to you at any Baltimore City address, just fill out a mailing request form.

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Weekly Prize Drawings

Complete activities and earn weekly drawing entries all summer long (June 1 through September 4). You can either log your activities online or use your Summer Break Baltimore scratch-off card. Prizes include tablets, books, and tickets to local experiences.

Earn entries each week by reading a book or interacting with the Pratt Library. Need an idea to get started? You can:

Your name and information will automatically be entered into the weekly prize drawings as you log your activities online. Prize winners will be contacted via email or telephone.

Participating with a scratch-off card? Drop by any Pratt location and hand in your card to be entered in the drawing. You don’t need to complete the card to enter into a drawing and you can always pick up a new card at any library location.

Upcoming Events

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Events for Young Children


Browse Summer Break Baltimore events for children age 5 and younger, including storytime and Take & Make kits.

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Events for Kids


Browse Summer Break Baltimore events for kids ages 6-12, including Take & Make kits and STEM activities.

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Events for Teens


Browse Summer Break Baltimore events for teens, including drawing lessons, Take & Make kits, and STEM activities.

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Events for Adults


Browse Summer Break Baltimore events for adults, including Writers LIVE! and Lunch and Learn.