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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 PM
Friday - Saturday:  9 AM - 5 PM

 Phone 1    410.386.4460

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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Saturday Adventures
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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Come to the library every Saturday morning for a new adventure! Stories, songs, dancing, crafts, and there will be something new and different each week. The one thing that will always happen? Fun!

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Peaceful Melodies with Lydia Bandy
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Enjoy the soothing sounds of piano or harp as Lydia Bandy fills the library with beautiful, calming music.

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Sykesville Painting Club Workshop
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Learn how to combine watercolor with ink. Hear about the variety of art pens we can use for ink and watercolor artwork. John Kachik will demonstrate and guide us step-by-step. 

To sign up for this workshop, go to: tinyurl.com/spc-kachik-workshop.

The fee for this workshop is $30 for club members and $35 for nonmembers; please be prepared to pay when you arrive.

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Monday Matinee: Moana
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join us for Monday Matinees! Enjoy a favorite family movie. Blankets and pillows are welcome! All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Moana is rated PG.

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Yoga with Meditation
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the many benefits of yoga and meditation. This class, taught by Rebecca Berg, welcomes students of all levels. Adaptations for using a chair will be shared if participants are uncomfortable getting on the floor. Meditation exercises will be incorporated into the practice. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a blanket and yoga mat.

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Read and Play
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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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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Carroll County Health Department's Health on Wheels Mobile Services
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Health on Wheels will offer a range of services, including reproductive health services, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, blood pressure screening, smoking cessation, Naloxone training, peer support services, birth certificates, assistance with vaccines, WIC services by appointment, and health education. Not all services will be available at all locations. The schedule for locations and service information will be posted when available at https://cchd.maryland.gov/healthonwheels/.  

 

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Read and Play
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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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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Summer Reads: Eliza Knight
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
From USA Today bestselling author Eliza Knight comes The Queen's Faithful Companion, an endearing and vivid story told from the unique multi-narrative viewpoints of a young Queen Elizabeth, Hanna Penwyck (the fictionalized keeper of the Queen’s dogs), and Susan (the Queen's Corgi), whose love and loyalty were boundless. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library.

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Coffee with the Classics: The Night of the Hunter
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Kick off the summer with this month's selection, the classic thriller The Night of the Hunter, starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters. 

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Tiny Library Treasures (Eldersburg Branch)
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
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Tiny thoughts lead to big ideas! Paint a mini canvas and create tiny art masterpieces to display in the library. Participants may paint their canvas in the library or take a kit home. Canvases will be available while supplies last. You can earn up to 2 service hours for doing this project.

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Saturday Adventures
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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Come to the library every Saturday morning for a new adventure! Stories, songs, dancing, crafts, and there will be something new and different each week. The one thing that will always happen? Fun!

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Financial Foundations: Investing for Retirement
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
One way to ensure you can achieve your retirement dreams is to lay solid groundwork for your goals. Learn the power of compound interest, why you must keep your retirement accounts visible, and prepare now to help manage your taxes in retirement. 

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Glyndon Area Players Presents: Anastasia Showcase
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join us for a preview of Glyndon Area Players' Anastasia. Enjoy songs, dances, meeting characters, and more!

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Read with a Furry Friend
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - 17
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Come to the library and read a story to a book-loving dog from My Caring Paws. Research shows that reading to animals can boost children's reading skills and help with emotional and social skills. Struggling readers are encouraged to participate.

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Summer Reading Celebration
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Adventure Begins at Your Library! There will be something for everyone at our biggest celebration of the year! Come out and register for Summer Reading, play games, make crafts, plant seeds, and grab your stack of great summer reads. 

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
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Join this friendly crochet group open to beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted-weight yarn to the class.

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Yoga with Meditation
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Experience the many benefits of yoga and meditation. This class, taught by Rebecca Berg, welcomes students of all levels. Adaptations for using a chair will be shared if participants are uncomfortable getting on the floor. Meditation exercises will be incorporated into the practice. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a blanket and yoga mat.

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Read and Play
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
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Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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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
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 6 - 12
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Want to practice your building skills? Join us for a LEGO® program where you tackle a new design each time! We supply the bricks, and you supply the creativity! Designs will be displayed in the library.

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Writing Group
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
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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. Bring your current project to work on during this time. At 10 AM, we will brainstorm, critique, and share knowledge about upcoming events and the book publishing industry. You are welcome to share a short piece of writing during this time for critique.

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Move & Groove Storytime
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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Join us for this energetic and interactive storytime. Explore your favorite children's books (and discover some new ones) through song, dance, and creative movement!    

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Move & Groove Storytime
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Join us for this energetic and interactive storytime. Explore your favorite children's books (and discover some new ones) through song, dance, and creative movement!    

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
More information
Join this friendly crochet group open to beginners and experienced crocheters alike. Those new to crocheting should bring a size J hook and a light-colored, worsted-weight yarn to the class.

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Read and Play
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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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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Tinker Tots
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
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A little push, a twist, a turn. Keep those little fingers busy and experiment in our library Tinkertown. Fun, playful activities will engage the mind and body as your child builds their fine motor skills and creativity.

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 - 6 PM
Friday and Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Sunday: No passport services

For more passport information, please visit our passport page.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are available for public use Monday 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.