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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

 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, July 5, 2022 - 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 which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 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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Rock Tumbling Club
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us for two sessions of STEAM fun with rocks and rock tumbling! In the first session, each participant will place a rock in the library's rock tumbler and break their own geode! In the second session, participants will receive a smooth tumbled rock and paint a second rock to take home! Participants will automatically be signed up for both dates, so please prepare to attend both sessions.

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Shake, Rattle, and Read
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
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Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out in this movement-based program.

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Writing Group
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 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. 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, July 6, 2022 - 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 which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 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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DIY Light Bottle
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Create a little night magic with these upcycled bottles. Using glass bottles, string lights, and your imagination, you will create a lighted bottle that adds a bit of fun to any space. All supplies will be provided.

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
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Join 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 a light-colored, worsted weight yarn to the class.

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Read and Play
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 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 which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 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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Pokémon Perler Bead Creations
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
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Join us for an afternoon of recreating your favorite Pokémon with Perler beads!

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Gentle Yoga
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
This gentle yoga class is designed to allow students of various abilities and physical conditions to comfortably develop their 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 is necessary. Please wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat and a blanket.

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Oceans of Possibilities Fitness
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - 10
Registration and more information
Come move your body! Join physical education teacher Chris Vaughn and move your body with different physical activity stations. You will be throwing, kicking, and going through an obstacle course. Join us in the fun! We'll be outside, weather permitting, so remember your sunscreen and a water bottle.

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Super Smash Bros. Tournament
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Battle your friends in a Super Smash Bros. tournament on the library's Nintendo Switch. See if you have what it takes to be a champion. 

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Peaceful Melodies with Lydia Bandy
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 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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Free Spirit Book Club: The Bear and the Nightingale
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden.

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Read and Play
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 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 which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 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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Open Mah Jongg
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us for a friendly game of American Mah Jongg. We welcome experienced players, as well as those newer to the game, for casual, non-competitive play. Please bring a current National Mah Jongg League card. If you don’t have a card, one will be provided.

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Read and Play
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 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 which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Family Storytime
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 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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Parachute Fun
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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Explore the parachute through singing, reading, talking, playing, and writing. All while having an enormous amount of fun!

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Writing Group
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 9:15am - 1:00pm
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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Here Comes the Fire Truck!
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Join us for a visit from the Sykesville Freedom District Fire Department! Meet the firefighters, learn about firefighting equipment, and explore a fire truck.

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Eldersburg Hooked on Crochet
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 12 - Adults, Adults
More information
Join 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 a light-colored, worsted weight yarn to the class.

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Read and Play
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 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 which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Ask a Master Gardener
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
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Do you have a question you'd like to ask a University of Maryland Extension Master Gardener? Bring plant samples or photos for identification or diagnosis to an Ask a Master Gardener plant clinic. Get advice on veggies, landscape plants, insects, lawns, and more. Pick up publications from the university or borrow library books, too!

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Family Storytime
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 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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The Art Zoo
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 8 - 13
Registration and more information
This program combines art and reptiles! A combined art instructor and reptile expert will lead a structured paint program. Participants can use live animal inspiration from reptile models, or paint something from their imagination!  All materials will be provided.

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Gaming Lock-In
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us for an after-hours night with all kinds of games! Including video games, life-sized games, board games, tag, and so much more! Parent permission slips are required.

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The Tortoise and the Hare Puppet Show
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 12
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It’s an INCREDIBLE race! Rabbit loves to boast how speedy he is. His animal friends try to guess if he can really beat Turtle in the BIG RACE. What do you think will happen? Join us at the finish line for this wet and wild summer puppet show.

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 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