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Carroll County Public Library
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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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Independent Exploration
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 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 https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp 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
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 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
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 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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Deep Relaxation Class
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 – Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
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.

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Chess Club
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 11 – 17
More information
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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Hooked on Crochet
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:00pm - 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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Read and Play
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 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, March 21, 2019 - 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 https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp 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
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 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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Bereavement Support Group
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
The Bereavement Support Group will focus on counseling those who have lost someone close to them. This group is open to all grieving people in the community. It will focus on discussion and healing, using counseling, music, writing, and other interaction. Remember: you are not alone. This group is hosted by Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care.

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Gentle Yoga
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 – Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
This gentle yoga class, taught by Rebecca Berg, 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.

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Music and Movement Storytime
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth – 5
Registration and more information
Come ready to shake, rattle, and read! This program combines live music with movement focused stories to create an engaging, educational experience sure to get everyone up and moving around.

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Saturday Storytime
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 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, March 23, 2019 - 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 https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp 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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Same and Different Storytime
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 3 – 6
Registration and more information
Join the Girl Scouts for a fun, interactive storytime and craft.

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PAWS to Read
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 – 17
More information
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.

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Sunday Music in the Library
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
3/3: Lydia Bandy (harp)

3/10: Chris Reynolds (guitar)

3/17: Elaine Bryant (harp)

3/24: Chris Reynolds (guitar)

3/31: Matt McMullin (guitar)

4/7: Matt McMullin (guitar)

4/14: Lydia Bandy (piano)

4/28: Elaine Bryant (harp)

5/5: Lydia Bandy (piano or harp)

5/12: Elaine Bryant (harp)

5/19: Matt McMullin (guitar)

 

 

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Independent Exploration
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 2:00pm - 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 https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp 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
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 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
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 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 https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp 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
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 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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Preschool STEM
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 – 6
Registration and more information
Join us as we explore a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) topic with a story and hands-on project.

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Black-Eyed Susan Book Celebration
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Celebrate some of your favorite Black-Eyed Susan books with your media specialist. There will be crafts, games, and more!

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Read and Play
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 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
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 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 https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp 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, March 26, 2019 - 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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Breast Feeding Support Group
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Breastfeeding can be challenging and emotional for new moms. Come share, support, socialize, and help one another in a non-judgmental environment. Siblings welcome. This support group is led by Susan Weyer, RN, IBCLC. A scale is available for pre and post weights.

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Mindfulness for Beginners
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 16 – Adults, Adults
More information
Actively learn how to create a meditation practice. Instructor Bryan Nupp will guide you to reunite with your inner tranquility and serenity. You will learn how to rest comfortably in stillness to find greater peace.

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Writing Group
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 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, March 27, 2019 - 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
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 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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Deep Relaxation Class
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 13 – Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
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.

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Read and Play
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 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, March 28, 2019 - 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 https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp 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
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 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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Spring Art Canvas with Mod Podge
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 11 – Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Join us as we use a bird template cut out from our laser printer. We will then Mod Podge a 5x7 canvas and give it a 3D effect. Feel free to bring any favorite scrap book paper to use. 

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Saturday Storytime
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 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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Sunday Music in the Library
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
3/3: Lydia Bandy (harp)

3/10: Chris Reynolds (guitar)

3/17: Elaine Bryant (harp)

3/24: Chris Reynolds (guitar)

3/31: Matt McMullin (guitar)

4/7: Matt McMullin (guitar)

4/14: Lydia Bandy (piano)

4/28: Elaine Bryant (harp)

5/5: Lydia Bandy (piano or harp)

5/12: Elaine Bryant (harp)

5/19: Matt McMullin (guitar)

 

 

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Independent Exploration
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 2:00pm - 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 https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp 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
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 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
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 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 https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp 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
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 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 Storytime
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth – 8
More information
There is nothing better than bedtime stories with cookies and juice. Wear your pajamas to this cozy storytime.

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Read and Play
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 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
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 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 https://library.carr.org/programs/explorationpoint.asp 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, April 2, 2019 - 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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Breast Feeding Support Group
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Breastfeeding can be challenging and emotional for new moms. Come share, support, socialize, and help one another in a non-judgmental environment. Siblings welcome. This support group is led by Susan Weyer, RN, IBCLC. A scale is available for pre and post weights.

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.

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