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Carroll County Public Library
Infinite Possibilities

Eldersburg Branch

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6400 West Hemlock Drive
Eldersburg, MD 21784

Nadine Rosendale, Branch Manager

Branch Hours

Monday - Thursday:  9 AM - 8 PM
Friday - Saturday:  9 AM - 5 PM

 Phone 1    410.386.4460

 Phone 2    410.795.3520

Fax    410.386.4466

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Upcoming Programs and Events

Check Currents or the Calendar of Events site for more events.

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Snowman Spectacular
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
It's cold outside, perfect weather for a snowman! Come to the library to pick up crafts about our favorite winter friend.

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Vaccination Clinic
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: 5 - Adults
More information
GoVAX Mobile is Maryland’s COVID-19 mobile vaccination effort. Carroll County Public Library is partnering with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) to offer GoVAX Mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinics on select dates at CCPL Branch Libraries in January 2022. Click here to register for the January 21st vaccine clinic at the Eldersburg Branch: https://www.marylandvax.org/appointment/en/reg/5012577169 

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The Caswells & Friends
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Roots and traditional Americana instrumental music and songs for all ages.

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Writing Group
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

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DIY Pokémon Snow Globe and Perler Bead Creation
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Come create a Pokémon-themed snow globe winter wonderland and Perler bead creation. 

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T-Shirt Throw Pillow
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Do you have an old t-shirt that you don't wear but don't want to throw away? Bring it to Exploration Point! to transform into a throw pillow! Participants will learn some easy machine and hand sewing in order to create a unique upcycled pillow! No previous sewing experience is needed. Please bring an old t-shirt you no longer wear.

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Family Storytime
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Family Storytime
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children. 

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Writing Group
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Writers of all levels and genres are invited to join our weekly writing group. It is a flexible, drop-in, stay as long as you like, environment. The primary goal is to dedicate quiet time away from the daily chaos to make consistent progress on your novel or children's book. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

Passport Services

Passports

The Eldersburg Branch accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State to better serve our customers and to respond to the needs within our communities. We process new passport applications and provide photo services on site. Please note that we cannot accept or process passport renewals, however, we do provide forms and assistance.

Passports services are available on a first come, first served basis, with no appointment necessary. Hours are:

Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday and Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Sunday: No passport services

For more passport information, please visit our passport page.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are available for public use Sunday through Saturday, excluding library-observed holidays.

We have the following meeting rooms available for public use:

Large Meeting Room - Capacity: 100
Small Meeting Room - Capacity: 8
2 Study Rooms - Capacity: 4 per room

Book by Room

Services

Branch History

Library service to the South Carroll area was first provided by a 2,100 square foot branch which opened in 1968 in the Eldersburg Improvement Association Building. Growth in the South Carroll area fostered strong community support for an improved library facility.

The Eldersburg Branch opened as a full-service library on August 14, 1983, at first sharing the new South Carroll Multi-purpose building with the Carroll County Health Department and the Maryland State Police. In 1998, the library expanded into the vacated Health Department space. The branch was renovated in 2004 and again in 2010. The 2010 renovation included the addition of a drive-up service window. With the Carroll County Sheriff's move to another space in 2015, the Library took over all available space in the building, for a total square footage of 23,882