Eldersburg Branch

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Information Desk, Art Gallery, and Internet Computers Children's Area Teens Area Large Meeting Room Exploration Point!

6400 W. Hemlock Drive
Eldersburg, MD 21784

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Branch Manager:
Nadine Rosendale
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Events Calendar

Hours

Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 8:45 PM and Friday - Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM

Passport Services:
Monday through Thursday – 10 AM to 7 PM, Friday and Saturday – 10 AM to 3 PM
Sunday – No passport service

Upcoming Programs - Click to view programs for the next week.

Family Storytime: Frogs
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Monday April 23, 2018
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Family Storytime: Frogs
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Monday April 23, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

KidWorks Kids Present: April Showers Bring...
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Monday April 23, 2018
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For All Ages
Join the KidWorks kids as they present a storytime filled with stories, songs, and activities.

Read and Play
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Tuesday April 24, 2018
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Read and Play
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Tuesday April 24, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
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Tuesday April 24, 2018
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 17 - Adults
You can help save up to three lives in about an hour. The need is ongoing, but the supply is not. Please give blood today. To schedule your appointment, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. From 2 PM - 7 PM.

Writing Group
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
9:15 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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 children's book or novel. Periodically, per group consensus, some time will be spent brainstorming, critiquing, and sharing knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry.

Read and Play
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Twos and Threes Together: Frogs
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement

Beyond the Book Storytime
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
It's a storytime with no books! We'll be telling beloved children's stories using props, puppets, songs, and anything else we can find. Stories will be geared towards children between two and five years old. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Deep Relaxation Class
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 13 - Adults
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Join us and experience the benefits of a deep relaxation session, in this inwardly focused yoga class. Through gentle asanas (comfortable stretching), Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation), an introduction to pranayama (breathing practices), and meditation, we work from the physical body to the subtle bodies, restoring and inviting peace to our being. No experience necessary. Please bring a mat and a blanket. All attendees need to register.

Read and Play
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Thursday April 26, 2018
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

Twos and Threes Together: Frogs
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Thursday April 26, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement

Gentle Yoga
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Thursday April 26, 2018
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For ages 13 - Adults
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This gentle yoga class is designed to allow students of various abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop his or her own yoga practice. There are many appealing aspects of yoga, including increased flexibility, relaxation, strength, improved balance, as well as stress and pain relief. No experience necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a mat and a blanket.

Hands-On Art History for Homeschoolers: Pablo Picasso
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Friday April 27, 2018
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For ages 7 - 11
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Join children's educator, Ms. Art History, for a trip back in time to look at influential artists throughout the world. We'll be investigating a different artist each month, followed by a hands-on art session where students will replicate the artist's famous techniques. Only kids need to register.

Saturday Storytime
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Saturday April 28, 2018
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Coding with Bee-Bot
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Saturday April 28, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 11
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Join us in Exploration Point! to explore basic coding concepts with the screenless coding robot Bee-Bot! We'll create an algorithm, or set of instructions, for Bee-Bot to follow as we learn about sequencing, problem-solving, collaboration, and more. Only kids need to register. This program is sponsored by Strengthening Communities Through Libraries, a grant in partnership with the Association for Library Service to Children and Dollar General.

PAWS to Read
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Saturday April 28, 2018
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For ages 4 - 17
Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that reading to animals can boost reading skills in children as well as help with emotional and social skills. Struggling readers are encouraged to participate.

Pokémon Club
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Saturday April 28, 2018
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For ages 8 - 17
Let's play Pokémon! Bring your cards and/or devices to this informal gathering for some unofficial Pokémon play.

Harp Shadows with Elaine Bryant
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Sunday April 29, 2018
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For All Ages
Local harp performer Elaine Bryant will play classical and popular songs. Spend a Sunday afternoon listening to beautiful harp music at the library!

Family Storytime: Elephants
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Monday April 30, 2018
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Family Storytime: Elephants
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Monday April 30, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Movin' Into Spring
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Monday April 30, 2018
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 5
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Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement based program. Only kids need to register.

Mah Jongg 101
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Monday April 30, 2018
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
In this introductory class you will learn the history and basics of this ancient and challenging tile game. People all over the world are playing. Come see what it is all about! We will follow the National Mah Jongg League rules of play. It's great brain exercise and great fun!


Directions - Local map

From 695

Take Exit 18 onto Liberty Road (Route 26), heading toward Randallstown. Follow Liberty Road for approximately 12 miles to Eldersburg. After passing Carrolltowne Mall, turn left immediately onto West Hemlock Drive. Make the second right turn into the library parking lot.

From Westminster via Route 97

Take Route 97 south approximately 7 miles. Go east on Liberty Road (Route 26), and proceed for approximately 4.3 miles. Turn right onto West Hemlock Drive. Make the second right turn into the library parking lot.

Services

Drive-Up Window (return items, pick up holds and pay fines), free Wi-Fi access, public Internet computers, children's learning games, Exploration Point!, copy machine, Passport Services, scan documents to email, public fax machine, book drop open 24/7, pay County tax bills.

Meeting rooms

Meeting rooms are available for public use Sunday through Saturday, excluding library-observed holidays.  Meetings must be completed and the building cleared by 11:00 PM.

We have 2 meeting rooms available for public use:

Large Meeting Room - Capacity: 100
Small Meeting Room - Capacity: 8

Visit our Meeting Room page for more information and to place a meeting room reservation request.

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.