North Carroll Branch

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Circulation/Information Desk, Self Check, Entrance Children's Area Large Meeting Room Reading Area Passport Office

2255 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21074

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Branch Manager:
Darrell Robertson
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Events Calendar

Hours

Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 8:45 PM and Friday - Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM (October – April)

Passport Services:
Monday through Thursday – 10 AM to 7 PM, Friday and Saturday – 10 AM to 3 PM,
Sunday – No passport service

Upcoming Programs - Click to view programs for the next week.

Move & Learn: Messy
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Tuesday June 19, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

Move & Learn: Messy
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Tuesday June 19, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

North Carroll Knitters' Group
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Tuesday June 19, 2018
7:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns!

Summer Fitness at the Library with Reba Floto: Amazing Abs and Arms
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Wednesday June 20, 2018
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For Adults
This three-week complete training program is designed to build lean muscle and jump-start metabolism. Using just body weight, mini balls, and resistance bands, each week we will grow progressively to help maximize results and avoid a plateau. The only equipment needed is an exercise mat.

Family Storytime: Messy
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Wednesday June 20, 2018
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For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Pajama Party Storytime: Messy
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Wednesday June 20, 2018
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
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.

Summer Discovery Celebration
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Thursday June 21, 2018
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For All Ages
Join us as we kick off an amazing summer at the library! Find your rhythm with tap dancer Quynn Johnson, sign up for Summer Discovery, try our virtual reality, create some fun crafts, paint a kindness rock, play games, and get a Libraries Rock tattoo! From 10 - 12. A Choose Civility program.

Where’s Your Rhythm? Quynn Johnson
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Thursday June 21, 2018
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For All Ages
Join an interactive, rhythmic performance which combines dance, music, and storytelling, while sharing the traditions and history of the American art form of tap dance. Be inspired by Quynn’s personal journey of perseverance to overcome challenges through dance. Funded in part by a Rural Access for All Grant from Young Audiences of Maryland.

Sensory Sensitive Storytime
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Friday June 22, 2018
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
This inclusive program welcomes children of all abilities and their caregivers to a supportive, judgement-free storytime.

Read and Play
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Friday June 22, 2018
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
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.

The Three Little Pigs
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Monday June 25, 2018
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For All Ages
Alexander T. Wolf was framed! All he wanted to do was borrow a cup of sugar to make a cake for his dear old granny. Unfortunately, a bad cold and some unfriendly neighbors landed Al in a heap of trouble. Come and find out what REALLY happened to the Three Little Pigs as storyteller Beth Rebert from Fun-In-It Storytelling brings to life the story The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! by Jon Scieszka.

North Carroll Book Discussion Group: The Round House by Louise Erdrich
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Monday June 25, 2018
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For Adults
Please join our group for an entertaining and spirited discussion of this month's book. All opinions count and new members are welcome!

Move & Learn: Construction
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Tuesday June 26, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

Move & Learn: Construction
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Tuesday June 26, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

Paint the Night Away
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Tuesday June 26, 2018
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For Adults
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Start your summer off with artistic flair and join us for a fun night of painting! Attendees will complete a simple design with the guidance of a demonstrator. We will celebrate the season with a summer-themed painting. This program is sponsored in part by a Community Arts Development Grant from the Carroll County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. All attendees need to register.


Directions - Local map

From 795

Exit onto Maryland Route 30. The library is in Hampstead, 2 miles north of the town’s center. Turn right at the light at Eagle Ridge Court and take the first right into the library parking lot.

From Westminster

From Route 27, take Route 482 to Hampstead. Turn left onto Maryland Route 30. The library is in Greenmount, approximately 2 miles north of Hampstead. Turn right into the service road for the library branch. The library is the brick building with the green roof.

Services

Free Wi-Fi access, public Internet computers, Passport Services, children's learning games, copy machine, scan documents to email, public fax machine, book drop open 24/7, pay County tax bills.

Meeting rooms

Meeting rooms are available for public use Monday through Saturday and Sundays during October-April, excluding library-observed holidays. Meetings must be completed and the building cleared by 11:00 PM.

We have 2 meeting rooms available for public use:

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

Visit our Meeting Room page for more information and to place a meeting room reservation request.

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.