Summer Break Baltimore is BACK! The fun, free program for all ages offered by Enoch Pratt Free Library encourages literacy and learning in our community all summer long. 

Here’s how the program works:

  • Register for Summer Break Baltimore at any Pratt Library location or online.
  • Pick up your scratch-off card to track your Summer Break Baltimore activities. In June, July and August, you are eligible to receive a Summer Break Baltimore kit including a free book, prize, and calendar of events, while supplies last. Monthly kit availability is restricted per month (for example you must sign up during the month of June to receive the June box). City residents can even opt to have their kits mailed to them!

In addition to getting the free monthly box, participants are automatically eligible for monthly prize drawings. Each program participant will receive a scratch-off card with suggested activities. Each completed scratch-off star will earn you one point, once the card is turned in. The more activities you do, the more chances you have to win a monthly prize drawing! Drawings will take place on Tuesday, July 5, Tuesday, August 2, and Friday, September 2. Winners will be notified by the library to coordinate prize pick-up. Added bonus: Participants can win up to two times!

Not a city resident? You can STILL participate!  Customers are welcome to come to any library location to pick up a kit; kits will only be mailed to participants with Baltimore City addresses. 

Your child does not need to be present with you when you visit the library to register and pick-up your kit.  But the parent or guardian does have to fill out information for each child to get a kit. (And honestly, your kiddo will be excited to go to the library and sign-up!)

Which leads us to the last question… do you need an Enoch Pratt Library Card to participate in the program? The answer is no — but it’s a great opportunity to sign up for one!

Learn more about Summer Break Baltimore on the Pratt website.