The library's catalog, eBook and digtal audio service, and online resources will not be accessible Saturday beginning at 5:30 PM while these systems are being upgraded. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The library will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday on Sunday, May 26 and Monday, May 27. We will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, May 28.

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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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Read and Play
Tuesday, May 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
Tuesday, May 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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Read and Play
Tuesday, May 28, 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, May 28, 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, May 28, 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, May 29, 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, May 29, 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, May 29, 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, May 29, 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, May 30, 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, May 30, 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, May 30, 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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Gentle Yoga
Thursday, May 30, 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 TogetherⓇ Demo Class by Syke’d Music
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
More information
Calling all babies, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grownups! Join Katie Garner from Syke’d Music for a fun, interactive Music Together demo class. Experience a sample of our most loved songs from the Family Favorites song collection. Please register at www.sykedmusic.com.

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Independent Exploration
Saturday, June 1, 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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Volunteer Tech Guru
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - Adults, Adults
More information
Are you interested in learning more about coding, web design, 3D printing, laser engraving, or Microsoft Office applications? Drop in to Exploration Point! to receive help from a volunteer guru on a first come, first served basis.

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Yoga for Everyone
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
This class in the Hatha Yoga tradition is suitable for many different levels and abilities. Therapeutic elements of yoga will be included. The class ends with a deep relaxation Yoga Nidra. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel.

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Summer Art Gallery Opening Reception
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
The Gallery @ the Eldersburg Branch Library will feature black and white ink drawings by local artist Aloisio Correia, as well as handmade mosaics by Dione Correia. Meet these fascinating local artists, as we celebrate the opening of the summer art show. Music will be performed by Lydia Bandy. 

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Sunday Music in the Library
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
6/2: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

6/9: Elaine Bryant (harp)

6/16: Rob Caswell (dulcimer)

6/23: Matt McMullin (guitar)

6/30:Chris Reynolds (guitar)

7/7: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

7/14: Elaine Bryant (harp)

7/21: Rob Caswell (dulcimer)

7/28: Matt McMullin (guitar)

8/4: Elaine Bryant (harp)

8/11: Kendallyn Korth (harp)

8/18:Rob Caswell (dulcimer)

8/25: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

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Critical Thinking: A Philosophical Discussion Group
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Participate in a philosophical discussion group on a different topic each week.  The conversation is not directed toward consensus nor is it a debate to be won;  the objective is to share everyone's knowledge in the group and to widen and illuminate the subject. Topics will include questions like the following: Does competition bring out our best or our worst? If you aren't truthful and you don't get caught, did you do anything wrong? Does language limit creativity? Who is responsible for understanding, the speaker or the listener? Registration is for five sessions in June.

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Family Storytime
Monday, June 3, 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, June 3, 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, June 3, 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, June 3, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 2 - 12
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, June 4, 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, June 4, 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, June 4, 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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Breastfeeding Support Group
Tuesday, June 4, 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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Downsize, De-Clutter, and Organize
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Steve Luber of Stress Free Solutions will present an informative and lively discussion on the dreaded downsizing process. Learn how to successfully implement a systematic approach to de-clutter and organize your home.

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Writing Group
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 9:15am - 11:15am
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, June 5, 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, June 5, 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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Seashell Terra-Cotta Pot
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join the fun as we create a seashell pot to take home. Please wear old clothes. All materials will be provided.

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Chess Club
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 11 - Adults, Adults
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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Read and Play
Thursday, June 6, 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, June 6, 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, June 6, 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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Gentle Yoga
Thursday, June 6, 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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Tinker Tots
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
A little push, a twist, a turn. Keep those little fingers busy and experimenting in our library Tinkertown. Fun, playful activities will engage the mind and body as your child builds his/her fine motor skills and creativity.

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Independent Exploration
Saturday, June 8, 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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Free Spirit Book Club: The Greatest Generation
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This month's selection is The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw.

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