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.
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Jacqueline, like a growing number of adults in our neighborhood, came to the VLP when she didn’t know where to start. The unemployment rate for the Greater Charles Village/Barclay neighborhood has increased by over 11% in the past year, more steeply than the city’s average, while the high school completion rate remains lower than average. […]
You can find her almost every Saturday morning at the 32nd Street Farmer’s Market. She’s next to a sandwich board and has a stack of fliers in her hand. She is tirelessly promoting 2nd Wednesdays at the Village Learning Place, a program she helped launch over 8 years ago. Phyllis Jaslow, a founder of the […]
Miruna began taking her daughter Charlotte to our library storytimes when she was just four months old and becoming aware of the world. Charlotte is now two and Mother Goose on the Loose at the Village Learning Place is one of their favorite activities to do together each week. Rhymes have seeped into everyday life for […]
The Village Learning Place’s historic building was designed and built in 1896 by philanthropist Enoch Pratt. It was among the first of six branch libraries built in Baltimore. You can find five other buildings that look almost identical to ours, sprinkled around the city. Enoch Pratt had a vision when he gifted the libraries to the […]
Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School will be closed tomorrow, May 1st, due to road closures. So, we will be hosting an impromptu School’s Out Babysitting day from 9-5pm. Fee for the day is $25 per student. Both LINK and non-LINK students are welcomed. If you need care, please bring payment in the morning and be prepared […]