COVID-19 Test Kit Update: Test kits are currently available at CCPL Headquarters, Exploration Commons, Finksburg, Mount Airy, North Carroll, Taneytown and Westminster. Supplies are limited so please check back for updates.

All CCPL locations will be closed for the Independence Holiday on Monday, July 4. We will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, July 5.

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Carroll County Public Library
Infinite Possibilities

Finksburg Branch

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2265 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

Heather Owings, Branch Manager

Branch Hours

Monday - Thursday:  9 AM - 8 PM
Friday - Saturday:  9 AM - 5 PM

 Phone 1    410.386.4505

Fax    410.857-4196

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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 - 9:45am - 10:30am
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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Twos and Threes Together
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
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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Ready, Set, School!
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
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An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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DIY Light Bottle
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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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.

Join us in CCPL's Finksburg Branch's Large Meeting Room for space to spread out and inspirational ideas to complete the project or take a kit home to complete on your own.

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Twos and Threes Together
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Read and Play
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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The Tortoise and the Hare Puppet Show
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
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. 

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Finksburg Morning Book Club: The Secrets We Kept
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 9:30am - 10:30am
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott.

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The Tortoise and the Hare Puppet Show
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
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. 

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The Tortoise and the Hare Puppet Show
Friday, July 8, 2022 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
Registration and more information
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. 

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Volunteer Opportunity at the Finksburg Branch Garden
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 14 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you in need of service hours? Do you like working outside and don't mind getting your hands dirty? If so, this may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! We are looking for students ages 14 - 17 to assist our local master gardeners with the maintenance of the Finksburg Branch gardens. Please dress appropriately, wear sunscreen, and bring water. Garden clean-up days are weather-dependent. 

 

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Bees & Beekeeping for Kids
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12
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Come learn about honeybees, beekeeping, how you get honey, and explore all the tools needed to get the job done with Nicole Yakas from Working Girls Apiary Management and the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association. Held outside in Finksburg Branch's native gardens. No live bees will be present at this program.

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Carroll County Writers Group
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join the Carroll County Chapter of the Maryland Writers Association for their monthly meeting at CCPL’s Finksburg Branch.

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PAWS to Read
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 4 - Adults, Adults
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Come to the library to visit with and or read a story to a book-loving dog. Research shows that reading to animals boosts reading skills in children, and helps with social skills and even emotional health for all ages. Adults and seniors come to de-stress and relax with a fuzzy friend. Walk-ins welcome!

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Circus Science with Gregory May
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 5 - 12
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Experience the wonders of the circus without the cost. Gregory May, a former Ringling Brothers performer, uses amazing tricks to explore the circus world - and explains some scientific principles behind the razzle-dazzle!

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Veterans Book Club: Revolver
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
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In partnership with the Carroll County Veterans Advisory Council, we invite veterans, current military and reservists, and family members to join us for an evening of discussion, fellowship, and camaraderie. This month's selection is Revolver: Sam Colt and the Six-Shooter that Changed America by Jim Rasenberger.

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Read and Play
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
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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Twos and Threes Together
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 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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Pajama Party Storytime
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
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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Ready, Set, School!
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - 6
More information
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Twos and Threes Together
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Read and Play
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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Teens Paint
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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Join us for an afternoon of artistic exploration as we create paintings inspired by our Summer Reading theme, Oceans of Possibilities. We'll bring the paint and brushes, you bring your imagination!

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Cuentos Bilingües/ Bilingual Storytime
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 9:45am - 10:15am
Ages: All Ages
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Are you interested in improving your language skills? Join us for Spanish Bilingual Storytime! There will be singing, dancing, activities, stories, and rhymes in Spanish and English. Children of all ages and their caregivers are welcome to join us.

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¿Está interesado en mejorar sus habilidades del lenguaje? ¡Ven a la biblioteca para el programa de cuentos bilingües en español e inglés! Habrá cantos, bailes, actividades, cuentos y rimas en español e inglés. Los niños de todas las edades y sus cuidadores están invitados al programa.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are available for public use Monday through Saturday and Sundays during October-April, excluding library-observed holidays.

We have 2 meeting rooms available for public use:

Large Meeting Room - Capacity: 50
Small Meeting Room - Capacity: 10

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Services

Branch History

Library service to the Finksburg area began on January 28th 2009 with the opening of a 13,805 square foot branch. The Finksburg Planning and Citizens' Council played an integral role in helping the Finksburg Branch become a reality. This library was the first Green building in Carroll County. Some of the green features include: geothermal wells, a storm water management system, and recyclable & recycled materials.

Green Features

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