Eldersburg Branch

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Information Desk, Art Gallery, and Internet Computers Children's Area Teens Area Large Meeting Room Exploration Point!

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.

Writing Group
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Wednesday October 17, 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.

Read and Play
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Wednesday October 17, 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: Clothes
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Wednesday October 17, 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.

Facts Matter
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
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Richard Kimball, founder Project Vote Smart, will make a stop in Carroll County to give a 50-minute multimedia presentation focused on voter education. The nonprofit organization stresses voter awareness of advertisements, news stories, and commercials and how to find free, factual, unbiased information on candidates and elected officials. This event is being sponsored by the Carroll County Times.

Chess Club
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 12 - 17
Whether you are a master or have never played, join us for a chess club where 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.

Hooked on Crochet
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
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For Adults
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 light colored worsted yarn.

Read and Play
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Thursday October 18, 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: Clothes
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Thursday October 18, 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.

Bereavement Support Group
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Thursday October 18, 2018
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For Adults
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.

Monster Mania
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Friday October 19, 2018
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For ages 2 - 5
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Cookie Monster and Grover, just to name a few, come to create your own monster with scissors and glue.

Little Hands Signing: Autumn Signs
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Saturday October 20, 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. Books will be available for purchase and signing after the programs.

Bluegrass with Alani
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Saturday October 20, 2018
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For All Ages
Local bluegrass musician Alani Sugar will play the fiddle and mandolin in the café.

Local History Talk: Strawbridge Home for Boys
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Saturday October 20, 2018
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For Adults
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Join local author, Amy Mathis, to hear her discuss her new book Like Saving Summer in a Jar: The Story of James Jimmy Mathis, a Strawbridge Boy. Hear the inspirational story of her father's life and legacy. You will also learn about the history of the Strawbridge Home for Boys and its impact on the Sykesville community. Some of the past residents will be joining Ms. Mathis to share their experience growing up a Strawbridge Boy. All attendees need to register. A Celebrating America and Choose Civility program. Registration for this program begins 10/6.

Harp Shadows with Elaine Bryant
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Sunday October 21, 2018
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For All Ages
Local harp performer Elaine Bryant will play classical and popular songs that you will recognize. Spend a Sunday afternoon listening to beautiful harp music at the library!

Family Storytime: Farm
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Monday October 22, 2018
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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: Farm
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Monday October 22, 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

Preschool Science
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Monday October 22, 2018
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 5
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Join us as we explore a science topic with a story and hands-on project. Only kids need to register.

Preschool Science
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Monday October 22, 2018
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - 5
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Join us as we explore a science topic with a story and hands-on project. Only kids need to register.

Read and Play
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Tuesday October 23, 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 October 23, 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.

Battle of the Books Information Session
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
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For Adults
Parents and coaches of students thinking about being part of the Battle of the Books competition are invited to attend an information session. We will share information about the battle, the books, the rules, answer questions, and give preparation tips for both the elementary and middle school battles.

Writing Group
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Wednesday October 24, 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.

Read and Play
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Wednesday October 24, 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: Farm
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Wednesday October 24, 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.

Owl Pellets
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Wednesday October 24, 2018
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For ages 8 - 12
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Join us in Exploration Point! to learn about owls and dissect an owl pellet. Use your investigative skills to analyze and identify the contents to figure out what the owl ate! Only kids 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.