The main branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore City is undergoing a $115 million dollar building renovation and technology upgrade project. The grand reopening is scheduled for 2019, but you don’t have to wait to show your support.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is in the running to be voted the “Nicest Place in America” in a public poll by Reader’s Digest. You can vote for the Pratt Library once a day until July 7, 2018 at 6pm EST.

Dating to a major gift from Enoch Pratt  to the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore in 1882, The Enoch Pratt Free Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States. The central branch in downtown Baltimore City currently under renovation dates to the early 1930s. Now the system has 21 branches and three mobile units.

The renovation project is under the supervision of the Maryland State Department of General Services, with funding from the State of Maryland, City of Baltimore and generosity of private donors to the Enoch Pratt Renovation campaign. Ayers/Saint/Gross is managing the renovation of the historic Central Library that will be designed by Beyer Blinder Belle Architects of New York. Gilbane Building Company is the general contractor.

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