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. Working under the principle 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, the Village Learning Place’s vision is to be a leader in providing high-quality educational programs, enrichment opportunities, and informational resources in Charles Village and throughout Baltimore City.
Their Sacred Place, once a derelict parking lot, is now a vibrant garden. It is open to the public during library hours. Visitors are welcome to tour the garden, cut herbs from its raised beds, and enjoy meals there; not only that, the garden is also the location for many of the library’s programming and educational events. Several youth programs, also housed in the garden, teach students about ecological processes, wildlife, growing food, and more.