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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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Writing Group
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 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, January 22, 2020 - 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, January 22, 2020 - 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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Explore Nintendo
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Join us in Exploration Point! for some drop-in Nintendo-themed activities. Stop in to take photos on our green screen, make your own Nintendo-themed buttons, and try out even more crafts and activities! 

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Deep Relaxation Class
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 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, January 23, 2020 - 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
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 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, January 23, 2020 - 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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Escape the Library Lock-In
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
You and your team must find clues, solve puzzles, and locate the key to unlock four different rooms before time runs out. Do you have the brain power and team work skills needed to escape? Come and find out! Parent permission required.

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Saturday Storytime
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 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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Bluegrass with Alani
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Local bluegrass musician Alani Sugar will play the fiddle and mandolin.

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Open Paint!
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Sykesville Painting Club (SPC) invites local artists to an afternoon social open studio painting session. You must bring your own supplies and whatever project you want to work on. Meet other local artists and learn about opportunities offered by the SPC.

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Open Exploration
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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.

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PAWS to Read
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 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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Roar Like a Lion: An Afternoon of Community Service
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Beat the winter blues and feel the warmth that comes with serving your community. We will have an afternoon of community service in partnership with local Lions Clubs. The Lions Clubs will supply materials, instructions, and volunteers to lead a variety of projects that benefit our community. Drop in for an hour or the entire time. Student service hours will be available. Snow date: February 9

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Cinderella's Winter Ball
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 12
More information
The prince is having a winter ball and you’re invited! Will Cinderella get to go or will she have to stay home and clean? Who will the prince dance with and will he find his true love? Join us as we sing and dance our way through one enchanted evening!

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Cinderella's Winter Ball
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
More information
The prince is having a winter ball and you’re invited! Will Cinderella get to go or will she have to stay home and clean? Who will the prince dance with and will he find his true love? Join us as we sing and dance our way through one enchanted evening!

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Open Exploration
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 3:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: 6 - 17
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.

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Cinderella's Winter Ball
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 3 - 12
More information
The prince is having a winter ball and you’re invited! Will Cinderella get to go or will she have to stay home and clean? Who will the prince dance with and will he find his true love? Join us as we sing and dance our way through one enchanted evening!

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Read and Play
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 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
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 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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Breastfeeding Support Group
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 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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Tuesday Afternoons at the Library
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
More information
Join us for a variety of fun activities from Shake, Rattle, and Read to Parachute Fun to Little Builders to crafts.

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Writing Group
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 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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Deep Relaxation Class
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 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, January 30, 2020 - 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
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 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, January 30, 2020 - 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, February 1, 2020 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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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Make Your Own Minecraft Pillow
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us in Exploration Point! to sew and stuff your own pillow designed to look like a creeper from Minecraft! No sewing skills are required, we'll teach some hand-stitching skills and provide all the materials!

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Developmental Storytime
Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
Registration and more information
This inclusive program welcomes children of all abilities and their caregivers to a supportive, judgment-free storytime.

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Sunday Music in the Library
Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Listen to these local musicians play at the library.

  • 12/1 Rob Caswell (dulcimer)
  • 12/8 Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 12/15 Elaine Bryant (harp)
  • 12/22 Kendalyn Korth (harp)
  • 12/29 Chris Reynolds (guitar)
  • 1/5 Ghost Sugar (bluegrass band)
  • 1/12 Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 1/19 Chris Reynolds (guitar)
  • 2/2 Rob Caswell (dulcimer)
  • 2/9 Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)
  • 2/16 Anthony Napolitano (flute)
  • 2/23 Rob Caswell (dulcimer)

 

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Family Storytime
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 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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Family Storytime
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 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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LEGO® Builders Club
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 6 - 17
More information
Love to build? Join us for a program where you can build a castle, a spaceship, or whatever you like! We'll supply LEGO® bricks; just bring your imagination. Come on by to create something awesome!

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Pajama Storytime
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 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, February 4, 2020 - 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
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 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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Breastfeeding Support Group
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 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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Tuesday Afternoons at the Library
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
More information
Join us for a variety of fun activities from Shake, Rattle, and Read to Parachute Fun to Little Builders to crafts.

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