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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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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: Oh William!
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Oh William! by Elizabeth Strout.

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Move and Learn
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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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 and Learn
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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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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North Carroll Writers Group
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Bring your writing, works-in-progress, or works-in-thought. This writing group allows beginners, unpublished, and published writers to network, learn, vent, and feel inspired to move to the next level. All genres are welcome: novel, short story, essay, poetry, memoirs, spiritual, sci-fi, fiction, and nonfiction. This group is led by Barbara D. Duffey, an experienced writing workshop leader and author of five books.

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Peter Rabbit Party and Book Giveaway
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
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Celebrate the joys of literacy with a visit from Peter Rabbit! Photo ops, fun activities, and information on what CCPL can offer your family every day of the week. Foster a love of reading by enjoying what your library branch has to offer and take home a copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit courtesy of CCPL's Innovative Programming Grant and Rudolph Girls Books. One book per family while supplies last.  

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VITA Tax Preparation (North Carroll Branch)
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
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 CCPL's 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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Senior Planet: Internet of Things
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Are you curious about how devices communicate with each other and smart home technology? This program will provide an overview of the vast world of the Internet of Things and discuss best practices for keeping your devices secure. Senior Planet programs are provided in cooperation with the Carroll Tech Council.

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Family Storytime
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 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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North Carroll Writers Group
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Bring your writing, works-in-progress, or works-in-thought. This writing group allows beginners, unpublished, and published writers to network, learn, vent, and feel inspired to move to the next level. All genres are welcome: novel, short story, essay, poetry, memoirs, spiritual, sci-fi, fiction, and nonfiction. This group is led by Barbara D. Duffey, an experienced writing workshop leader and author of five books.

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Read and Play
Friday, March 1, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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North Carroll Knitters Group
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Knitters and crocheters are welcome to join this group gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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Be Kind: Community of Kindness Workshop
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
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Participants will be enveloped by a positive atmosphere to create art that inspires kindness. Join Eric and Tina from Action for Kindness to create your own hand-painted BE KIND sign. All supplies will be provided.

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Move and Learn
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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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 and Learn
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 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 Writers Group
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Bring your writing, works-in-progress, or works-in-thought. This writing group allows beginners, unpublished, and published writers to network, learn, vent, and feel inspired to move to the next level. All genres are welcome: novel, short story, essay, poetry, memoirs, spiritual, sci-fi, fiction, and nonfiction. This group is led by Barbara D. Duffey, an experienced writing workshop leader and author of five books.

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Longevity and the New Journey of Retirement
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Longevity and the New Journey of Retirement will explore how the journey of retirement unfolds, the patterns of people's experience in retirement, and the keys to thriving along the way.

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 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 Fun Night
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Wear your pajamas and listen to stories before bed. Join us for family fun and enjoy stories, music, crafts, play, and being together with friends.

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Family Storytime
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 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 to a Dog
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 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 for struggling readers.

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Read and Play
Friday, March 8, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Read and Play
Monday, March 11, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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 Monday through Saturday, 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

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.