Port Discovery Partners with the Pratt Library to Create the Children’s Library of Things

Image of Alphabet Nesting Stacks sitting on a table

Image courtesy of Pratt Library.


Baltimore, MD (January 26, 2023)– Port Discovery Children’s Museum is collaborating with the Pratt Library to create the Children’s Library of Things. The collection which launched on Tuesday, January 24 includes toys, games, and educational materials that children and parents can use to play and learn together. The activities are for children from birth to age 8. Customers can browse and pick up items from the collection at the Pratt Central Library in Mount Vernon, or browse online and have kits sent for pickup to the Pratt branches.

The kits contain items that have been thoughtfully curated by staff at both Port Discovery and the Pratt Library, including items such as Squigz, Alphabet Nesting and Stacking Blocks, Pengaloo, Shape Sorting Buckets and more! Helpful play tips included in the kit guide children and families in exploring a range of developmental growth areas that focus on fine and gross motor, social-emotional and relational, and problem solving skills.

Rachel Demma, Vice President of Education and Innovation at Port Discovery is “thrilled to partner with the Enoch Pratt in order to be able to offer our new Children’s Library of Things to Baltimore’s kids and families. It’s a wonderful way to extend the fun and excitement of a visit to Port Discovery to playing at home, all through our local libraries.”

To learn more about the Children’s Library of Things and how you can check out activities, click here.


About Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Located in one of the country’s most culturally diverse and creative cities, Port Discovery is a beautiful, clean, safe, and welcoming space for both children and the grownups who care for them. The museum is a creative environment, filled with innovative and immersive exhibits and high-quality programs. The Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit institution, offers 3 floors of educational, interactive exhibits and programs and is ranked among the Top Children’s Museums in the United States. To learn more, visit www.portdiscovery.org.    

About The Enoch Pratt Free Library

The mission of the Enoch Pratt Free Library is to empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all through equitable access to information, services, and opportunity for all, rich and poor, without distinction of race or color. The Pratt library is a resource for Baltimore City residents, groups, schools, senior centers and neighborhoods. The staff works hard to create an internal culture of equitable and excellent service to Baltimore City. As a community learning hub, the Library fosters literacy by providing access to resources within a safe learning space. To learn more, visit www.prattlibrary.org.


MEDIA CONTACT: Sophie Shippe, sshippe@portdiscovery.org, 410.864.2681