Summer Break Baltimore
Get free books for your home library, join us for fun events, and enter into a weekly prize drawing with Summer Break Baltimore, June 1 through September 4!
Summer Break Baltimore is a fun, free program for all ages that encourages literacy and learning in our community.
How to Participate
Watch the video to learn more. To get started, register online or in-person at any Pratt Library location beginning June 1.
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.
Due to overwhelming demand, mailed boxes may be delayed by several weeks. Visit a Pratt location to pick up a box right away.Find a location
Weekly Prize Drawings
Complete activities and earn weekly drawing entries throughout the summer (June 14 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:
- Visit the library
- Read a book
- Check out materials
- Participate in an outdoor or virtual program
- Pick-up a Take & Make Kit
- Use a computer
- Stop by a community pop-up
- Complete a Learning Activity
- Connect with a librarian by email, live chat, or phone
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.
Events for Young Children
Browse Summer Break Baltimore events for children age 5 and younger, including storytime and Take & Make kits.
Events for Kids
Browse Summer Break Baltimore events for kids ages 6-12, including Take & Make kits and STEM activities.
Events for Teens
Browse Summer Break Baltimore events for teens, including drawing lessons, Take & Make kits, and STEM activities.