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Carroll County Public Library
Infinite Possibilities

North Carroll Branch

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2255 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21074

Darrell Robertson, Branch Manager

Branch Hours

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

 Phone 1    410.386.4480

Fax    410.386.4486

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Programs and Events

Check Currents or the Calendar of Events site for more events.

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Crafternoon at the Library
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Do you enjoy a little conversation with your crafting? Bring your latest craft project and work on it alongside other crafters. Did you register for the latest Card Camp? Bring your take-home kit and make your cards here! Whatever you're working on, join us for some crafting fun and maybe even pick up some ideas for your next project!

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Pajama Party Storytime
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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
Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Read and Play
Friday, May 27, 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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Move and Learn
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
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A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Pajama Party Storytime
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Read to a Dog
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Ages: 4 - 12
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Read to a puppy from the Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Program! Reading to a dog can increase a child's self-esteem and confidence levels in reading, especially with struggling readers.

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Read and Play
Friday, June 3, 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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Move and Learn
Monday, June 6, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 8
More information
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

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North Carroll Knitters Group
Monday, June 6, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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Outdoor Fun at the Library: In My Garden
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Join us to make some gardening-themed crafts, play some games, and MORE! 

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Outdoor Fun at the Library: In My Garden
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
Join us to make some gardening-themed crafts, play some games, and MORE! 

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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. 

Passport Services

Passports

The North Carroll 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, during October-April excluding library-observed holidays.

We have the following meeting rooms available for public use:

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

2 Study Rooms - Capacity: 1 - 4 per room

Book by Room

Services

Branch History

The Hampstead Library was established in 1955, through the efforts of the Junior Woman's Club of Hampstead. The club won a Federation Prize for its library project. With the establishment of a county system in 1958, the Hampstead Library became the Northeast Branch of the Carroll County Public Library. The present North Carroll Branch, located between Hampstead and Manchester, opened as a full-service branch in February, 1990.

The 2011 renovation to the branch included improvements to the interior and a reworking of the parking lot entrance to alleviate unsafe conditions.