It's a Baltimore staple and safe haven, and now it is being nominated as one of the top 10 nicest places in America!
Because of the negativity on the news, Reader's Digest teamed up with Good Morning America and 10Best.com to ask people where they think the nicest place in America is.
Each nomination had to name a place where people are kind and treat each other with respect. After 450 nominations, Enoch Pratt Free Library made the list! The top places were picked by Reader's Digest editors and a panel of judges from partner organizations.
“Out of all the vivid submissions crowd-sourced on our website, the judges found these 10 extraordinary,” said Reader’s Digest editor-in-chief Bruce Kelley. “The picture the media presents today is that we’re divided, but these stories exemplify the America that’s too often ignored, where people trust their neighbors, welcome strangers, band together to overcome tragedy, and give others the dignity and respect they deserve. America is going to love hearing the stories of these places. They inspire us to be better for each other, every day."
Reader's Digest says the library made the cut as the top 10 nicest place in American because, "This library is going way beyond the call of duty to bring light into the lives of the citizens of Baltimore, a city struggling with violence."
The other places that made the list include:
Yassin's Falafel House in Knoxville, TN
Mower County, MN
Life Moves Yoga in Killeen, TX
North Riverside, IL
North Evergreen Street in Burbank, CA
In order to take home the title of Nicest Place in America, viewers need to vote by clicking here. You can vote once a day until July 7 to help Baltimore take the crown.
The winner will also be featured on Good Morning America and will be the cover story in the November issue of Reader's Digest.