The Enoch Pratt Free Library System in Baltimore City is partnering with social workers to provide services at four of their branches to help provide some counseling and support services.
As reported in The Baltimore Sun:
The social workers, who are graduate students from the University of Maryland School of Social Work, will be located at the Pennsylvania Avenue, Hamilton, Brooklyn and Southeast Anchor branches. Two interns will be available two to three days a week for several hours at each of the branches. A field instructor, who is a licensed social worker, will roam the branches and offer some counseling.
The article notes this is just but one example of how county libraries are expanding their services to help their patrons. Additional examples provided include training on the administration of naloxone to be provided at libraries in Harford, Anne Arundel, and Carroll Counties. The Pratt system also partners to provide career center services, yoga classes, and access to Maryland Legal Aid attorneys for legal advice.
Read The Baltimore Sun to learn more about the budding partnership.