The library will be closed for the Christmas Holiday Sunday, December 23 through Tuesday, December 25. We will reopen for regular hours on Wednesday, December 26.

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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 - 8:45 PM
Friday - Saturday:  9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday:  1 - 5 PM

Drive-Up Window Hours

Monday - Thursday:  9 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday - Saturday:  9 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday:  1 - 4:30 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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Duct Tape Holiday Ornaments
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ages: 11 – 17
Registration and more information
Make some simple holiday ornaments out of duct tape. Materials will be provided, but if you have a favorite duct tape you want to use, bring it along! 

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Harp Shadows with Elaine Bryant
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Local harpist Elaine Bryant will play classical and popular songs that you will recognize. Spend a Sunday afternoon listening to beautiful music at the library! 

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Family Storytime: Wild West
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth – 8
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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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Independent Exploration
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 – Adults, Adults
More information
Drop-in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Family Storytime: Wild West
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth – 8
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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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Open Mah Jongg
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us for a friendly game of American Mah Jongg. We welcome experienced players, as well as those newer to the game, for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current National Mah Jongg League card. If you don't have a card, one will be provided. 

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Read and Play
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth – 24 Months
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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.

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Independent Exploration
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 3 – Adults, Adults
More information
Drop-in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Read and Play
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth – 24 Months
More information
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.

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3D Printed Ornaments
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 – Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Learn how to use the library's 3D printer to make cool holiday ornaments! We'll show you how to make a 3D model and we'll print your creation for you to pick up at a later date.

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Writing Group
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 9:15am - 10:30am
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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Read and Play
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth – 24 Months
More information
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.

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Twos and Threes Together: Wild West
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 – 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Winter Red Cross Blood Drive
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 2:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Give blood and save a life. Set up an appointment or drop-in. 

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Coding Challenge: Hour of Code
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Ages: 8 – 12
Registration and more information
Participate in a fun Minecraft-themed coding activity.

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Hooked on Crochet
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 11 – Adults, Adults
More information
Join Caroline Brocato in this friendly crochet group that is open to both 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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Chess Club
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 11 – 17
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Whether you are a master or have never played, join us for Chess Club. You can learn the rules of the game, study classic games from history, stretch your brain with chess puzzles, or just sit down and play with friends. 

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Read and Play
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth – 24 Months
More information
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.

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Independent Exploration
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 – Adults, Adults
More information
Drop-in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Twos and Threes Together: Wild West
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 – 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Independent Exploration
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 – Adults, Adults
More information
Drop-in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Yoga Nidra
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 – Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Yoga Nidra is the state of dynamic sleep. It is a powerful technique where you relax consciously, inducing complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. We will go through a five-stage process that begins with a body scan to engage one’s physicality. It incorporates meditation on the breath, the balancing of emotional states, visualization, and self-healing. For your comfort, besides your mat, you may want to bring a blanket, pillow, and eye mask. For those not comfortable on the floor, this can be done in a chair as well.

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Saturday Storytime
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth – 8
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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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Read and Play
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth – 24 Months
More information
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.

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Twos and Threes Together: Homes
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 – 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Read and Play
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 9:45am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth – 24 Months
More information
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.

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Independent Exploration
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Ages: 3 – Adults, Adults
More information
Drop-in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Twos and Threes Together: Homes
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 – 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Saturday Storytime
Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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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Independent Exploration
Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: 3 – Adults, Adults
More information
Drop-in for self-directed use of our makerspace resources during our unstaffed open lab hours. Check library.carr.org/explorationpoint for a full list of the equipment and software available. For staff assistance with a project or piece of equipment, please speak with a librarian to schedule a one-on-one tech appointment.

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Bluegrass with Alani
Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Local bluegrass musician Alani Sugar will play the fiddle and mandolin in the cafè.

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 - 7 PM
Friday and Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Sunday: No passport services

For more passport information, please visit our passport page.

Exploration Point!

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Exploration Point! is a makerspace and digital media lab which offers everyone from preschoolers to adults the opportunity to engage with technology and bring their ideas to life. Explore hands-on experiences in the areas of 3D design and printing, digital media creation, robotics, game development, and programming in a self-guided learning environment. What will you create?

Exploration Point! is open for scheduled programs and open access times. Drop in for self-guided use of any of the makerspace resources on a first-come, first-served basis during Independent Exploration Time. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to work with children 12 and under to explore their interests and projects.

Visit Exploration Point!, Currents, or the Calendar of Events for more information.

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 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

Upcoming Meeting Reservations

Battle of the Books - Team 1
Eldersburg Large Meeting Room
December 16, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Reservation for Arbesman/Barbara
Eldersburg Large Meeting Room
December 16, 2018 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Reservation for Arbesman/Barbara
Eldersburg Small Meeting Room
December 16, 2018 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Livesay
Eldersburg Small Meeting Room
December 17, 2018 - 4:00pm - 6:15pm

Hunters Crossing HOA
Eldersburg Large Meeting Room
December 17, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Reservation for Maryland AskUsNow! Liaison Meeting (snowdate)
Eldersburg Large Meeting Room
December 18, 2018 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Interviews
Eldersburg Small Meeting Room
December 18, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Livesay
Eldersburg Small Meeting Room
December 18, 2018 - 4:00pm - 7:30pm

Reservation for TAB meeting
Eldersburg Large Meeting Room
December 18, 2018 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Mahjong
Eldersburg Small Meeting Room
December 19, 2018 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Blood Drive Set-up
Eldersburg Large Meeting Room
December 19, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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