Eldersburg Branch

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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.

Little Hands Signing: Sing and Sign
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Saturday June 23, 2018
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For ages Birth - 8
Sing, sign, play, and learn basic American Sign Language in these fun, hands-on storytimes for the whole family. Signing storyteller Kathy MacMillan is the author of Nita's First Signs and Little Hands Signing: Children and Adults Signing Together.

PAWS to Read
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Saturday June 23, 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 June 23, 2018
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 17
Let's play Pokémon! Bring your cards and/or devices to this informal gathering for some unofficial Pokémon play.

The Honorable Frederick Douglass
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Saturday June 23, 2018
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For ages 8 - Adults
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This year, we are proud to celebrate the bicentennial birthday of one of America’s great leaders, Frederick Douglass, with a Living History Performance by storyteller Bill Grimmette. Telling masterful stories in the character of Douglass, with an occasional excerpt from his many letters, speeches, and writings, Grimmette intends to transport us back in time to let us see and hear what audiences around the world saw and heard that shaped our exceptional nation. All attendees need to register. A Choose Civility and Celebrating America program.

Matt McMullin on Guitar
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Sunday June 24, 2018
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For All Ages
Local musician Matt McMullin will provide an acoustic twist to a wide variety of covers as well as some originals. Matt has played around Maryland for the last 10 years.

Family Storytime: Bears
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Monday June 25, 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: Bears
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Monday June 25, 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.

The Magic of Roger Lindsay
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Monday June 25, 2018
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For ages 4 - Adults
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Summer Discovery ambassador Roger Lindsay transports kids 4 to 104 to a realm of magical happenings, illusions, and laughter! Join Mr. Lindsay as he amazes and amuses in this show loaded with audience participation. You never know what surprises await you! All attendees need to register. Generously supported by Haight Funeral Home and Chapel.

KidWorks Kids Present: Elephants
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Monday June 25, 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 June 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.

Read and Play
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Tuesday June 26, 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.

Writing Group
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Wednesday June 27, 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 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.

Music with Milkshake
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Wednesday June 27, 2018
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For All Ages
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Join the fun as a duo from the Grammy-nominated, Baltimore based children's rock band, Milkshake performs live at the library! Enjoy this interactive and inspiring performance which encourages children to be a part of the band and join in the music-making. Funded in part by a Rural Access for All Grant from Young Audiences of Maryland. All attendees need to register.

Giant Pixel Wall Art
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Wednesday June 27, 2018
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For ages 10 - Adults
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Looking for the perfect way to display your fandom? Look no further! We're creating large scale pixel-perfect masterpieces out of colored construction paper squares and scotch tape. Use one of our retro designs or make up your own! All attendees need to register.

Midweek Minecraft: Creative
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Wednesday June 27, 2018
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 15
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Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. All attendees need to register.

Midweek Minecraft: Survival
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Wednesday June 27, 2018
3:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 15
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Come play Minecraft with other players on our special library Minecraft server. All attendees need to register.

Read and Play
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Thursday June 28, 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: Bears
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Thursday June 28, 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.

Fossil Frenzy
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Thursday June 28, 2018
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For ages 5 - 10
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Kids will listen to a fun story and learn all about fossils before finding one of their very own! Only kids need to register.

Be Healthy, Be Wealthy
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Thursday June 28, 2018
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For Adults
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Hear important tips from a personal trainer, health coach, and financial advisor on how to live a longer, healthy, wealthy life. Topics will include exercise, weight management, and retirement. All attendees need to register.

Conscious Discipline
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Friday June 29, 2018
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For ages 2 - 5
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Please join Rachel Musiani, the assistant director at Celebree Learning Centers in Eldersburg, while she talks about conscious discipline, a positive approach to reinforcing good behavior. Learn some fun but effective breathing techniques, songs, and activities that Celebree has to offer. All attendees need to register.

Let's Make Slime!
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Friday June 29, 2018
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For ages 6 - 12
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Join us for a fun time making a variety of different kinds of slime! Be prepared to get slimed! Only kids need to register.

Stuffed Animal Taxidermy
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Friday June 29, 2018
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For ages 11 - 17
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Instead of throwing away your old stuffed animals, why not mount them on your wall? Create your own trendy wall decoration for your room. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own plushy to taxidermy. All attendees need to register.

Maryland Zoo Presents: Critter Costumes
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Saturday June 30, 2018
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For ages 6 - 12
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Discover the similarities and differences between vertebrate animals while playing dress up. This program will feature interactive activities and live animal presentations. All attendees need to register.


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.