What’s happening?

On March 26, Enoch Pratt Free Library distributed Chromebooks to Baltimore youth, reports 13 WJZ CBS Baltimore’s Sean Streicher. Students, ranging from pre-k to 12th grade, who take part in the library’s programs were given the computers. 

Why is Enoch Pratt Free Library giving Baltimore residents Chromebooks? 

Meghan McCkorall, the marketing and communication director for Enoch Pratt Free Library said, “Here at the Pratt Library, our mission is to provide access. That may be to books and information or a device like this. I think [giving] a device like that to a family that doesn’t have one can be life-changing.”

Apart from providing Chromebooks, the library is offering recipients a digital training program for all ages to give instructions on how to use the device.

Anything else I should know? 

Enoch Pratt Free Library seeks to provide families with resources they lack within their households. 

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