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Announcement Pratt buildings are currently closed due to COVID-19. Remote and contact-free services are available. Public computer usage is suspended starting Friday, November 27 and will resume Monday, December 7 to help prevent the expected spread of COVID-19 following the Thanksgiving holiday.

Holiday Closing Services at all Pratt locations will be unavailable Thursday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

Pratt Contemporaries: Our Impact

Pratt Contemporaries membership dues, donations, Black & White Party tickets and sponsorships, and participation at our events all allow the Contemporaries to make these crucial year-end grants. Together, let’s work to continue to fund critical child and teen literacy programs and improvements to branch children’s departments at the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

young boy with pacifier with book on rug at Patterson Park storytime

Since fiscal year 2016, the Pratt Contemporaries have awarded more than $685,000 to support child and teen programs and capital initiatives at the Pratt Library, including the historic renovation of the Central Library.

Additional programs supported by the Pratt Contemporaries include branch improvements, librarian-led programming, refreshing Library collections, the Book Buggy, author and illustrator visits, year-round STEM programming, and more.

For detailed outlines of the fiscal year 2019 contributions, read our funding highlights.