Canton’s 130-Year-Old Library is Open Again

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A four-year renovation project in Canton is complete. That’s commonplace in a neighborhood filled with housing rehabs, but in this case it’s worth pointing out since the latest historic building to get an update is the library.

According to Baltimore Magazine, the library now has an updated floor plan, an ADA-compliant entrance and new computers. It also has free Internet access. It was supposed to take a year-and-a-half, but ended up taking four years due to a series of roadblocks. Community donations also played a part.

Despite the delays, bringing the library back into circulation was worth it to the Enoch Pratt Free Library. It’s the last surviving branch of the system’s original four locations. It’s been around for 130 years.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Technical.ly Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.


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