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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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Ask a Master Gardener
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 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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Ahoy Pirates!
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 6
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Arrrgh...you ready to be a pirate? Come join us as we celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Read stories, sing sea shanties, and make pirate crafts.

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Open Exploration
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 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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Dying to Live
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 17 - Adults, Adults
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Mental illness affects one in five Americans every year. Local author Teena Wilkerson has written a book detailing her intimate struggles with depression along with some tools that are helping her along her journey. 

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Sunday Music in the Library
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
9/8: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

9/15: Elaine Bryant (harp)

9/22: Ghost Sugar at 1 PM (bluegrass band) & Chris Reynolds at 2:30 PM (guitar)

9/29: Kendalyn Korth (harp)

10/6: Chris Reynolds (guitar)

10/13: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

10/20: Elaine Bryant (harp)

10/27: Ghost Sugar at 1 PM (bluegrass band) & Rob Caswell at 2:30 PM (dulcimer)

11/3: Chris Reynolds(guitar)

11/10: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

11/17: Elaine Bryant (harp)

11/24: Rob Caswell (dulcimer) 

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Shaking Hands with History
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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Shake hands with history during this fun, interactive event. Uncover your own family heritage with help from a qualified Historical Society of Carroll County researcher, meet a soldier from the Civil War, dig up local community history, or make a history-inspired craft. With hands-on activities for everyone, you will be able to connect the past to the present and you might even learn something new! 

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Family Storytime
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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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Family Storytime
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 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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Open Exploration
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 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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Self-Publishing: Tricks, Tips, and More
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Husband and wife, Ed and Claudette Bard worked as a team and published not one, but two books. Ed will review in detail how to economically self-publish, reviewing the ins and outs of that process. Claudette will speak about the finished product with a reading from one of her works, Negro Island Light. Books will be offered for sale and signing. 

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Read and Play
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 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, September 24, 2019 - 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, September 24, 2019 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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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Open Exploration
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
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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Writing Group
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 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, September 25, 2019 - 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, September 25, 2019 - 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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Open Exploration
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 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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Deep Relaxation Class
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 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, September 26, 2019 - 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, September 26, 2019 - 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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Open Exploration
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
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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Gentle Yoga
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 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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Exploring STEM through Art
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
Registration and more information
Create your own works of art using science, technology, engineering, and math.

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Saturday Storytime
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 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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National Chemistry Week: Marvelous Metals
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 5 - 17
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Join a chemist from the Army Research Laboratory and the American Chemical Society and participate in hands-on experiments exploring the properties and uses of metals.

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Open Exploration
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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, September 28, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - 17
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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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Sunday Music in the Library
Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
9/8: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

9/15: Elaine Bryant (harp)

9/22: Ghost Sugar at 1 PM (bluegrass band) & Chris Reynolds at 2:30 PM (guitar)

9/29: Kendalyn Korth (harp)

10/6: Chris Reynolds (guitar)

10/13: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

10/20: Elaine Bryant (harp)

10/27: Ghost Sugar at 1 PM (bluegrass band) & Rob Caswell at 2:30 PM (dulcimer)

11/3: Chris Reynolds(guitar)

11/10: Lydia Bandy (piano/harp)

11/17: Elaine Bryant (harp)

11/24: Rob Caswell (dulcimer) 

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Family Storytime
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 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, September 30, 2019 - 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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Open Exploration
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 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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Read and Play
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 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, October 1, 2019 - 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, October 1, 2019 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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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Parachute Fun
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
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, October 2, 2019 - 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, October 2, 2019 - 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, October 2, 2019 - 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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Open Exploration
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 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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Deep Relaxation Class
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 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, October 3, 2019 - 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, October 3, 2019 - 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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Open Exploration
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 3:00pm - 8:00pm
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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Gentle Yoga
Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 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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Little Ones: It's Never Too Early to Get Ready for Kindergarten
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 3
Registration and more information
Learn how you can help your child develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing, and playing, simple activities you probably do already! This storytime features interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. Only kids need to register. A Learning Advantage Partnership program. Sponsored in part with a Striving Readers Grant.

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Student Success Tips & Hacks
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 9:30am - 10:00am
Ages: 10 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
In just 30 minutes walk away with tangible techniques to transform your next school year. Isn't it worth 30 minutes to feel good and perform well? Celeste Stratton, Certified Practitioner of Learning and Performance, will explain new approaches to learning. This event is for the students. Parents/Guardians may observe.

 

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Student Success Tips & Hacks
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 10:15am - 10:45am
Ages: 10 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
In just 30 minutes walk away with tangible techniques to transform your next school year. Isn't it worth 30 minutes to feel good and perform well? Celeste Stratton, Certified Practitioner of Learning and Performance, will explain new approaches to learning. This event is for the students. Parents/Guardians may observe.

 

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