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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

Hours

Monday - Thursday:  9 AM - 8:45 PM
Friday - Saturday:  9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday:  1 - 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: Toys
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 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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Family Storytime: Toys
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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, February 22, 2019 - 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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Cabin Fever Cards and Coloring
Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Looking forward to spring? In January, we'll color a beautiful floral bouquet with bleeding hearts to create a one-of-a-kind card. In February, we'll create a cheerful daffodil card to chase away the winter blues.

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Ask a Master Gardener
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Bring your questions about winter gardening to a Carroll County Master Gardener. Pick up tips, handouts, and more when you stop by their table.

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Monday, February 25, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

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Move & Learn: Birds
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 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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Move & Learn: Birds
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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: Birds
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 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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Sensory Storytime
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Birth – 8
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This inclusive program welcomes children of all abilities and their caregivers to a supportive, judgment-free storytime.

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Pajama Party Storytime: Birds
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
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: Birds
Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 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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Family Storytime: Birds
Thursday, February 28, 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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Read & Play
Friday, March 1, 2019 - 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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Hats Off to Dr. Seuss's Birthday!
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a fun time at the library. Join us for stories, crafts, and more. We will have a Seuss worthy snack and enjoy the celebration of a man who changed children’s books forever.

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Yoga with Syeda
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Syeda Kahn will be doing monthly Saturday afternoon yoga classes. Mark your calendars and relax through the spring months. Register to assure a place; walk-ins are welcome at 3:00 PM if there is room.

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Meetup Mondays
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Get together at the library for a fun social time for you and your children. We'll provide the space, toys, and activities, you provide the fun. Play is an important part of developing early literacy skills. You and your children can learn and make new friends at the same time.

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Teen Advisory Board
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 – 17
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Join the Teen Advisory Board. Share your opinions and ideas about programs and materials you’d like to see at our branch. Plus you can earn service hours!

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North Carroll Knitters Group
Monday, March 4, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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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Move & Learn
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
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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Move & Learn
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 6
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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Family Storytime
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 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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VITA Tax Preparation
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is an IRS Program offering free tax preparation services to low and moderate-income households. Human Services Programs of Carroll County will be offering a VITA Tax Preparation Day at the North Carroll Branch. Please call 410-386-4480, ext. 5525 to see if you qualify and register for an available time slot.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
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.

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 - 7 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.