The Village Learning Place is an independent non-profit library that houses educational programs, enrichment opportunities, and informational resources for Charles Village and throughout Baltimore City. It is our belief that libraries are not only a repository for books, but also serve as community centers focused on the personal and professional growth of their patrons.
News & Announcements
In early 2012, a VLP staff member came across the Little Free Libraries initiative for the first time. It was a chance discovery, mentioned only in passing in an article about libraries in urban areas. A seed of an idea became planted in the minds of a few staff members and since that time, this [...]
When Little Free Libraries debut April 25 on the grounds of a Charles Village playground, Stephanie Sterling, Sheilah Kast, Drew Walker, Sayeed Choudhury, and author Shirley Brewer will be among the system’s first patrons. Some guests will place a favorite book in the stacks. All will briefly explain the reason behind their choice. Whether they give [...]
Kicking off National Library week, Read Between the Wines is a fabulous live and silent auction, dinner and dance party. At 2013’s event, The VLP will be unveiling Baltimore’s first little free libraries! Advance tickets are available through Thursday, April 11. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $60. Join us for delicious food provided by Donna’s and Gertrude’s with [...]
Ready to register? We’re glad to hear it. Since last summer, we’ve updated our registration policy. Please Please look for the postcard that we sent home to parents/guardians of current LINK After School students and LINK Summer 2012 students, and be sure to read our new and improved LINK Summer FAQ. Please review the following information and [...]
Literacy is a lifelong adventure in access and discovery. At the Village Learning Place, we are interested in every aspect of reading, from the power of literacy to the pleasure of sharing a good book. As we approach National Library Week, our enthusiasm is growing. We are so excited that we are extending our celebration through [...]
The VLP is currently accepting proposals for enrichment opportunities for LINK Summer, a full-day program for over 100 youth in Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. LINK Summer consists of 6 weeks of rigorous courses designed to prevent summer learning loss and inspire creativity. Learn more about our request for proposals and how to join the LINK Summer team [...]