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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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Cabin Fever Book Sale
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Shop a large selection of items at special prices.

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Read and Play
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Carroll County Health Department's Health on Wheels Mobile Services
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Health on Wheels will offer a range of services, including reproductive health services, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, blood pressure screening, smoking cessation, Naloxone training, peer support services, birth certificates, assistance with vaccines, WIC services by appointment, and health education. Not all services will be available at all locations. The schedule for locations and service information will be posted when available at https://cchd.maryland.gov/healthonwheels/.  

This program may occur inside the library while the vehicle is being winterized.

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Family Storytime
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 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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Cabin Fever Book Sale
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Shop a large selection of items at special prices.

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Writing Group
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 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. Bring your current project to work on during this time. At 10 AM, we will brainstorm, critique, and share knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry. You are welcome to share a short piece of writing during this time for critique.

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Move & Groove Storytime
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for this energetic and interactive storytime. Explore your favorite children's books (and find some new ones) through song, dance, and creative movement!    

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Move & Groove Storytime
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for this energetic and interactive storytime. Explore your favorite children's books (and find some new ones) through song, dance, and creative movement!    

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
More information
Join this friendly crochet group open to beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted-weight yarn to the class.

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Cabin Fever Book Sale
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Shop a large selection of items at special prices.

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Read and Play
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 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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Cabin Fever Book Sale
Friday, March 1, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Shop a large selection of items at special prices.

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Teen Lock-In: Mario Day Party
Friday, March 1, 2024 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us after hours for a Super Mario Day celebration! Play Mario Kart on our big screen, make Super Mario-themed crafts, and more!

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Cabin Fever Book Sale
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Shop a large selection of items at special prices.

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Peter Rabbit Party and Book Giveaway
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Celebrate the joys of literacy with a visit from Peter Rabbit! Photo ops, fun activities, and information on what CCPL can offer your family every day of the week. Foster a love of reading by enjoying what your library branch has to offer and take home a copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit courtesy of CCPL's Innovative Programming Grant and Rudolph Girls Books. One book per family while supplies last.  

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Paint-In with Sykesville Painting Club
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Bring an art project and your own supplies. Work in our shared space with other artists. 

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Study Coach: Strategies for Academic Success - Exams
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 12 - 18
More information
Walk away with insights and techniques to transform students' studying and test-taking. Discover easy methods to apply immediately and strategies that work. "This really helps" is a common response from student participants.

This session will be facilitated by Celeste Stratton, a Certified Practitioner of Talent Development (CPTD) with more than seven years of experience guiding students toward academic success. 

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Study Coach: Strategies for Academic Success - Projects and Assignments
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Ages: 12 - 18
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Learn techniques to transform your academic planning and assessment performance. Explore easy methods for immediate application based on scientific research. "That's a good idea!" is a common response from student participants.

This session will be facilitated by Celeste Stratton, a Certified Practitioner of Talent Development (CPTD) with more than seven years of experience guiding students toward academic success. 

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Alphabet Train: The Letters I & J
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
Climb aboard each week to explore a different letter of the alphabet through books, songs, and activities. All adult caregivers are welcome.

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Mix and Mingle Mondays
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Are you looking to make new friends and have valuable social experiences for your little one? Join us for our new weekly playgroup! This will be a dedicated time and space for gathering for fun playtime for kids while the grown-ups socialize. 

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Read and Play
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 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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Pajama Party Storytime
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Pajama Party Storytime occurs on the first Tuesday of each month.

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Writing Group
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 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. Bring your current project to work on during this time. At 10 AM, we will brainstorm, critique, and share knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry. You are welcome to share a short piece of writing during this time for critique.

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Move & Groove Storytime
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for this energetic and interactive storytime. Explore your favorite children’s books (and find some new ones) through song, dance, and creative movement!    

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Move & Groove Storytime
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Join us for this energetic and interactive storytime. Explore your favorite children’s books (and find some new ones) through song, dance, and creative movement!    

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
More information
Join this friendly crochet group open to beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted-weight yarn to the class.

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Read and Play
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 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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Teen Chess Club
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
More information
Are you an expert chess player or interested in learning? Compete and learn new skills at our monthly chess club! New and experienced chess players are welcome. 

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Gentle Yoga
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
This gentle yoga class allows students of various abilities and physical conditions to develop their yoga practice comfortably. Yoga has many appealing aspects, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, stress, and pain relief. No experience is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat and a blanket.

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Little Builders
Friday, March 8, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
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Let's build! We will build towers, bridges, and buildings and have fun!

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Saturday Adventures
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Come to the library every Saturday morning for a new adventure! Stories, songs, dancing, crafts - there will be something new and different each week. The one thing that will always happen? Fun!

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Free Spirit Book Club: Take My Hand
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez. 

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Tai Chi for Wellness and Rehabilitation
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Tai chi is an ancient practice that has its origins in China. It is a mind/body practice that incorporates breath and gentle movements to focus the mind. This program will assist the body in recovering from illness and maintaining wellness. The instructor is certified through the Tai Chi for Health Institute. All levels are welcome.

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Alphabet Train: The Letters K & L
Monday, March 11, 2024 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
Climb aboard each week to explore a different letter of the alphabet through books, songs, and activities. All adult caregivers are welcome.

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Mix and Mingle Mondays
Monday, March 11, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Are you looking to make new friends and have valuable social experiences for your little one? Join us for our new weekly playgroup! This will be a dedicated time and space for gathering for fun playtime for kids while the grown-ups socialize. 

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Monday, March 11, 2024 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
More information
Join this friendly crochet group open to beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted-weight yarn to the class.

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 Monday 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.