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Little Free Libraries

Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world. Each LFL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. People are welcome to give a book or take a book at any time. Below is a list of the LFLs in Caroline County.

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James Wright Memorial Park – 105 Backlanding Road, Preston, MD 21655
Steward: Community Club of Preston, Maryland

Choptank Marina – 20843 Water Street, Preston, MD 21655
Steward: Junior Girl Scout Troop 154

Jonestown Park – 4385 Klein Street, Preston, MD 21655
Steward: Connie Roach and Geniyah Jackson

Harmony Community Park – 6265 Harmony Road, Preston, MD 21655
Steward: Junior Girl Scout Troop 154

Private Residence near Ganeys Wharf – 7095 Ganeys Wharf Road, Preston, MD 21655
Steward: Chris Gill

Seippes Field – 4393 American Corner Road, Federalsburg, MD 21632
Steward: Junior Girl Scout Troop 154

Federalsburg Marina Park – 2012 Federalsburg Hwy, Federalsburg, MD 21632
Steward: Junior Girl Scout Troop 154

Caroline Veterinary Clinic – 9 N. Central Ave, Ridgely, MD 21660
Steward: E. Mitchell Arion, V.M.D.

Greensboro Municipal Park – 111 S. Main Street, Greensboro, MD 21639
Steward: N/A

Marydel Community Park – 18455 Lepore Road, Marydel, MD 21649
Steward: N/A

Goldsboro Municipal Park – 700 Old Line Road, Goldsboro, MD 21636
Steward: N/A

Tuckahoe Equestrian Center

443-521-3653

P.O. Box 251, Denton, MD 21629

The Tuckahoe Equestrian Center is a ‘Family and Youth-Oriented’ organization located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in Tuckahoe State Park north of Route 404. We are a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization, actively promoting all equestrian activities such as 4-H, youth activities, games days, trail riding, driving, jousting, parades, and horse shows which include jumping, dressage, and English or Western equitation.

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Service

Tuckahoe Equestrian Center features a barn with several stalls, a clubhouse, tree-shaded picnic area, a 300′ x 150′ outdoor arena with a permanent raised announcer’s stand, lighted jousting path, permanently installed audio system which covers the entire equestrian center grounds, and 15 miles of trails throughout the state park. Color-coded trail maps and trail guides are available at the Tuckahoe State Park office on Eveland Road.

Fees

Fees are $30/year for individual membership or $40/year family membership.

Caroline County Bird Club

c/o Danny Poet, P. O. Box 223, Queenstown, MD 21358

Caroline County Chapter of a non-profit statewide organization, the Maryland Ornithological Society (www.mdbirds.org), comprised of people who are interested in birds and nature.

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Service

Promotes the study and enjoyment of birds, knowledge about our natural resources and fosters its appreciation and conservation. Maintains a system of sanctuaries to encourage the conservation of birds and their habitats. Helps to record and publish observations of bird life. Volunteers accepted to help clean Pelot Sanctuary, go into schools and teach children about nature, and to lead bird walks. If you find an injured bird, or to find a bird rehabilitator in your area, please go to the following websites: https://tristatebird.org/ orhttp://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/Pages/plants_wildlife/rehabilitators.aspx. For our Facebook page please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Caroline-County-Bird-Club-138388266259687/?ref=hl

Fees

Yearly dues for members. All activities are free and open to the public.

Areas Served

Caroline County

Ages Served

All

Delmarva Train People

410-739-5138

5422 Halltown Road, Hartly, MD 19953

To share the enjoyment of model railroading in an informal, enjoyable environment. It is a teaching and learning club, focused on sharing how-to’s which members can then apply to their own hobby activities.

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Service

Club meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7 PM at the North County Branch of the Caroline County Public Library at 101 Cedar Lane, Greensboro, MD 21639. There is a different presenter each month that covers some area in which he or she has expertise. The club members decide on the agenda for the next month.

Eligibility

Membership is open to people of all ages interested in trains.

Fees

No fees

Delmarva Stargazers

302-736-9842

The Stargazers were formed in 1993 for the purposes of viewing the heavens and promoting a general interest in astronomy.

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Service

We meet at the First Presbyterian Church in Smyrna, Delaware on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-9 PM. We meet September to June during the year, July, August we hold no meetings but are still active. The normal meeting format includes discussion of club activities, observing high lights, constellation and deep sky object of the month, an advertised presentation and possible guest speakers. We welcome the public to our meetings and are open to suggestions for topics and guest speakers. Observing is (usually) scheduled for the Friday and Saturday nearest the New Moon to maximize the observing hours during complete darkness. During the summer months when the park is open the observing site will be at the baseball field in the camping area at Tuckahoe State Park. In the winter we observe at the Equestrian center. Observing at Tuckahoe is limited to members of the Delmarva Stargazers only. The Delmarva Stargazers are also dedicated to promoting amateur astronomy in our area through educational outreach. Club members often do presentations at local libraries, schools, and scouting organizations, among others. The club publishes a monthly newsletter, The Star Gazer News, seven days before the club meeting.

Eligibility

Anyone with an interest in any aspect of astronomy is welcome to join. To join, print and mail the membership form posted on the website.

Fees

$15/year

Areas Served

Delmarva Peninsula

Easton Amateur Radio Society

P.O. Box 311, Easton, MD 21601

The Easton Amateur Radio Society (E.A.R.S.) was founded in January of 1965 to enable local amateur radio operators from Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline, and Queen Annes Counties to share their varied interests in ham radio.

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Service

Club Call : K3EMD: Our Meetings are the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7PM at the Talbot EOC/911 Center at 605 Port Street, Easton, Maryland 21601. Some of our members gather at the Olive Garden at 5:00 p.m. for dinner and fellowship prior to the meeting. Guests are always welcome.The Club provides a forum for amateur radio operators to share their knowledge and understanding of radio operations, to train future operators, to foster good will through community service and emergency communications, and to develop a fellowship for people with similar interests. As in most amateur radio clubs our members range from novice to extra and from youth to geezer! The members interests run throughout the spectrum in most every mode including DX, R.A.C.E.S., Satellite, EME, HF, VHF, UHF and Marine Mobile. We provide amateur radio communication service for the Triathlons that are held in the Cambridge, MD area.

Eligibility

E.A.R.S. is an active, open and growing club. Guests from beyond the mid-shore area, including those from the western shore of Maryland and Delaware are welcome to attend club meetings, social functions, community oriented events, and to become full members.

Fees

$30/year membership fee Amateur Radio License Training Course is FREE

Areas Served

Talbot, Dorchester, Caroline, and Queen Annes Counties

Ages Served

All

Heartland Quilters of the Eastern Shore

410-924-7285

To present speakers and classes which improve on quilting methods and skills

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Service

Meetings are held the 1st Thurs. of every month at old Choptank Electric building (Bus 404 & Rte 328) in Denton, MD. Doors open at 6:30 PM and the meeting begins at 7 PM. If schools are closed that day due to inclement weather, then the meeting is canceled. Guest speakers present on different aspects of quilting. Every year the group picks a service project to work on for the community. Please contact us for more information.

Eligibility

Anyone interested in quilting.

Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Caroline County Chapter

443-786-3227

Promotes the love of gardening, floral design, civic, and environmental responsibility.

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Service

Undertakes a variety of gardening and landscaping projects throughout the county. Some yearly and ongoing projects include: creating Christmas wreaths and participating in the lighting of the Courthouse Green in Denton,and landscaping the log cabin in Greensboro, the Museum of Rural Life, and the Courthouse Green. The club is available for consultation on a variety of gardening issues. Holds monthly meeting every 2nd Friday, September through May. Most meetings are held at Caroline County Public Library. If schools are closed that day due to inclement weather, then the meeting is cancelled.

Eligibility

Contact President for membership information.

Areas Served

Caroline County

Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland

USGS of MD, PO Box 275, Easton, MD 21601

Founded in 1973, the USGS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization run by volunteers and covers Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot Counties on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.The Upper Shore Genealogical Society goal to discover, collect and disseminate data and records significant to history and family research, much of which reveals links between community and the land, as well as the education of its members and others in the techniques of genealogical research.

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Service

Our goal is to: Encourage all of those interested in researching their ancestral heritage and promote fellowship and cooperation. Educate members and the public on genealogical information from the Maryland counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot through meetings, seminars, workshops, and publications. Provide a forum for sharing knowledge that individual members have acquired in their own research. Collect, preserve, and disseminate genealogical, biographical, and historical knowledge and information.General meetings are held at the USGS Research Center at 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the months of January, March, May, September and November. A speaker or presentation will follow and will be noted on the calendar on our website.The USGS Research Center is open to the public on most Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We are closed federal holiday weekends and for inclement weather.For information about our upcoming events or to verify when the Research Center is open, please visit our website. For hours by appointment, please contact Jean Kelly at 410-482-8072.

Areas Served

Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Talbot