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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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Move & Learn
Tuesday, October 22, 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
Tuesday, October 22, 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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Wire Wrapped Bead Rings
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Learn how to wrap beads with wire and create your own ring. All supplies will be provided.

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, October 23, 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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Pajama Party Storytime
Wednesday, October 23, 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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Septic Care: Important Information for Homeowners
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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George Schooley, certified septic system installer, inspector, and founder of Legacy Septic & Excavation, will share how to maintain your septic system to keep it working properly, helping you protect your home and family. Questions regarding BAT systems, sand mounds, and other new technology will be addressed. Mr. Schooley will provide a brief presentation on the care of septic systems, followed by a Q&A session.

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Family Storytime
Thursday, October 24, 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
Thursday, October 24, 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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The Life and Literary Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Experience the mysterious life and literary legacy of Edgar Allan Poe through the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s collections. Learn about Poe’s personal life and family, his writings, and his mysterious death in Baltimore in 1849. View unique artifacts from Poe’s life including manuscripts, letters, and personal items from the library’s collections.

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Read and Play
Friday, October 25, 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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Family STEM Saturdays at the Library: Slime
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Participate in a hands-on chemistry experiment that involves squishy, gooey, sticky fun!

These programs encourage parents/care givers to participate with their children. It is required that an adult accompany children ages 6 and younger. Only children need to register.

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Meetup Mondays
Monday, October 28, 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. Learn and make new friends at the same time!

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Ask a Master Gardener
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Drop in and bring your questions about fall and winter gardening to a Carroll County Master Gardener. Pick up tips, handouts and more!

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: Educated
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.

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Preschool Vision Screening
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 6
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Drop by for a free vision screening for preschool-aged children. Testing covers nearsightedness, farsightedness, unequal focusing, and differences in the power of the eyes. Offered in partnership with the Lineboro-Manchester Lions Club.

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Move & Learn
Tuesday, October 29, 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, October 29, 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, October 30, 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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Pajama Party Storytime
Wednesday, October 30, 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.

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Spooky Book Shelves
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Extend the spooky season by exploring our decorated bookshelves during library hours. You never know what or who will be lurking in the stacks! Young costumed visitors can stop by the service desk for a treat.

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Boo Bash
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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Join us for fun, scary stories followed by a costume parade.

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DINOvember
Friday, November 1, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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Read and Play
Friday, November 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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DINOvember
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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DINOvember
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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DINOvember
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 9:00am - 8:45pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Stop by the Service Desk throughout the month of November for a dinosaur scavenger hunt. You never know where the dinosaurs will be hiding or what kind of trouble they've gotten themselves into! You'll receive your own plastic dino as a reward once you find them.  

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Meetup Mondays
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
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. Learn and make new friends at the same time!

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Clay Creations
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17, Adults
Registration and more information
Join us to make and take some awesome clay creations.

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North Carroll Knitters Group
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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.