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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 PM
Friday - Saturday:  9 AM - 5 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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Summer Storytime
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Tails and Tales Summer Craft Kit
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
More information
Pick up a fun-filled Tails and Tales-themed craft bag. Kits will be available for pick up at the Eldersburg Branch on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

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Summer Storytime
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Summer Storytime
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Summer Storytime
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Summer Storytime
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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Makerspace at Home: Make a Reversible Octopus Plush
Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Learn some simple sewing skills to make your own version of the reversible octopus plush! No prior sewing skills are required and all supplies will be included in your craft kit!

Craft kits are available for this program through Express Pickup at the Eldersburg Branch. After registering, participants will receive an email informing them when they may pick up a bag of craft supplies! Craft kits will be available for this program from Thursday, June 17th to Thursday, July 1st

On the day of the program, watch the prerecorded video to learn how to make your reversible octopus using your kit!

View on our Facebook page or our YouTube channel.

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Create Your Own Zen Garden
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you looking for a little space you can control and relax in? Learn how to make your very own tabletop Zen garden. All supplies will be provided in this take-home kit.

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Summer Storytime
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
Registration and more information
We will read stories, sing, and dance. An individual craft activity will be available to complete at home. Please adhere to CDC guidelines of social distancing and masking.

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