For Coronavirus / Covid19 Information, please check the Caroline County Government Covid-19 Response Page. Please note that there are currently many malicious websites providing misinformation about this rapidly changing situation. This is the official Caroline County Emergency Operations Center website.
All library locations are closed through March 28, in cooperation with the county’s effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our current plan is to reopen on Monday, March 30.
All Library events and meetings are cancelled while we are closed.
Please keep your library materials, including hotpot devices, until after we reopen.
Library meeting rooms will not be available during this period. All scheduled meetings and appointments will be rescheduled when we reopen.
Provides free home repair services to low-income, elderly, disabled, veterans and families with children who own their homes and are facing necessary but unaffordable house repairs. If the applicant does not qualify for the free Rebuilding Together service, they will be referred to other agencies for assistance. There is also a self-sustaining salvage operation where useable building materials, household goods, and working appliances are accepted as donations and re-sold at a low cost. The River Landing Salvage Depot (at the corner of River Landing Road and Bridge Street in West Denton) is open from 9 AM-12 Noon the 1st 3rd Saturdays of every month. for the collection and resale at very affordable prices - of donated, reusable building materials, fixtures and appliances. The environmentally-friendly Salvage Depot keeps reusable materials out of the landfill and provides some funds for the home repair/renovation work that our affiliate has been doing in Caroline County for the past nine years. Our new location right on the Choptank River highlights our mission to go green, save Caroline County homes and our vital riverway. Volunteers can do building work, haul materials or clean-up. Volunteers can also help sell useable building materials and working appliances or help accept donations. Volunteers are needed to guide applicants through the application process.
The Register of Wills is responsible for appointing personal representatives to administer decedents' estates and for overseeing the proper and timely administration of these proceedings. We also perform the following duties: assist and advise the public in the preparation of all required forms; maintain and preserve the permanent record of all proceedings; serve as the Clerk to the Orphans' Court; track estates and refer delinquent matters to the Court; determine and collect inheritance taxes and probate fees/court costs; audit accounts of personal representatives and guardians; mail various notices and court orders to interested persons; and, verify compliance with court orders.
The Ridgely Historical Society was formed by Janice White the end of 2005 at a request from the Town Manager. The idea to form an historical society was an offshoot of an attempt by the Town to create an historical district. While this didn't happen, the Ridgely Historical Society became a chapter of the Caroline County Historical Society in March of 2006. Donations made to Ridgely Historical Society, are tax deductible.
The Ridgely Lions serve the Ridgely community in many ways to include, but not limited to: assistance with eye exams and eyeglasses for those in need (applications are available at Ridgely Elementary School, St. Martins Ministries, the Health Department and Department of Social Services); the Strawberry Festival; the Christmas Parade (the first Saturday in December); placement of decorative/seasonal banners throughout town; sponsorship of baseball and soccer teams; and three $1000 scholarships to Ridgely area college-bound students. We also make donations to many charitable organizations and youth groups throughout the community. As part of Lions International we make yearly donations to the Low Vision Research Center (The Wilmer Eye Clinic at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD) and the Lions Leader Dog Program.
Meeting Dates, Location and Time:
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month (September through June) at the Ridgely United Methodist Church Hall (on Central Avenue in Ridgely). Our meetings start at 6:30 PM and run approximately 90 minutes.
To provide emergency fire, rescue and EMS services to the citizens of Caroline and surrounding counties as needed. There is a Junior Cadet program for teenagers ages 12-15. Cadet program starts at age 16. Youth volunteers are accepted at ages 16-18 for Junior Fire Fighter, and those 18 and older can become full members. You must apply to the fire department for admission for their free fire or EMS training, and a background check is required. Persons interested in joining RVFD may print a membership application from our website at www.rvfd400.com and bring complete application to the fire department. A meeting room/Fire hall is available for rent and seats 150 people. Charge is $50 per hour to a maximum of $300 per event. For hall bookings please visit our website or call 410-634-2424.
Riverside Rentals offers a series of Sober Living houses on the Eastern Shore of Maryland providing safe and stable housing for people in recovery. Each house features state of the art security and on-site house management. Residents are expected to maintain their sobriety and be productive members of the community.
Located in Denton, the property contains 16 one-bedroom, 48 two-bedroom, 6 three-bedroom, and 10 four-bedroom rental units. All apartments have Section 8 rent subsidies available and are subject to income and family size restrictions. The complex has a community area fully equipped with computer stations and a tenant service coordinator on site to assist tenants with identifying and utilizing available community resources. Please call for income guidelines.
Offers a Cooperative Coparenting class for parents who are court-ordered to attend in Caroline & Talbot Counties. Parents may also voluntarily attend, e.g., those who are not court-ordered, as well as those from other counties. Classes take place at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton and the Talbot County Futures for Families center 19466 Pintail Drive, Suite 10, Easton, MD
Offers 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with rent based on income. Accepts Section 8. Credit and criminal background checks required. Application fee is $11 per adult. Please bring photo ID's for those 18 and over, social security cards and birth certificates for household members.
The Rural Health Information Hub, formerly the Rural Assistance Center, is funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to be a national clearinghouse on rural health issues. We are committed to supporting healthcare and population health in rural communities.
The RHIhub is your guide to improving health for rural residents—we provide access to current and reliable resources and tools to help you learn about rural health needs and work to address them.