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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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North Carroll Knitters Group
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 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, January 22, 2020 - 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
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 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, January 23, 2020 - 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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Leave It, Move It, Roll It, Take It
Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
This educational program is designed to help you learn how to handle your 401(k), pension, or other employer-sponsored retirement plans when you leave a job. Participants will learn about:

  • The most common distribution options
  • How to avoid having the IRS withhold 20% of your retirement distribution
  • How taxes, penalties, and investment options factor into your decision

 

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Read and Play
Friday, January 24, 2020 - 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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We LOVE Mo Willems!
Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 8
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Elephant, Piggie, Pigeon, or Knuffle Bunny - we love them all! Listen to some fun Mo Willems stories and watch a vid-e-mo to meet the author and illustrator of these fun stories.

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Roar Like a Lion: An Afternoon of Community Service
Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Beat the winter blues and feel the warmth that comes with serving your community. We will have an afternoon of community service in partnership with local Lions Clubs. The Lions Clubs will supply materials, instructions, and volunteers to lead a variety of projects that benefit our community. Drop in for an hour or the entire time. Student service hours will be available. Snow date: February 9

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Meetup Mondays
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 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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Ask a Master Gardener
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Bring your questions about winter gardening to a Carroll County Master Gardener and pick up tips, handouts and more!

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: Sunburn
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Sunburn by Laura Lippman.

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Move & Learn
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 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, January 28, 2020 - 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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What's Cooking...in the Instant Pot® for Valentine's Day?
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Jen Whitcomb will be demonstrating cooking for Valentine's Day, or anytime you are looking for something you will love! Did you get an Instant Pot® for the holidays and it is still in the box and you don't know what to do with it? This is the program for you! Are you looking for new recipe ideas with this quick cooking pressure cooker device? Warm your heart and join the fun!

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 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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Olaf's Frozen Party
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 3 - 9
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Celebrate Olaf, Elsa, and Anna through crafts, songs and activities. Have fun with tech as you experience Olaf's snowy world. Dress as your favorite character and join us for an hour of Frozen fun!

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Cinderella’s Winter Ball
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 3 - 12
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The prince is having a winter ball and you’re invited! Will Cinderella get to go or will she have to stay home and clean? Who will the prince dance with and will he find his true love? Join us as we sing and dance our way through one enchanted evening!

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Family Storytime
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 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, January 30, 2020 - 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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Eating for Diabetes: Prevention and Management
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join Weis Dietitian Taylor Simpson, MS, RDN, LDN to learn about the ins and outs of eating for diabetes prevention and management. Taylor will provide tips to help you shop and eat in line with your glucose goals. She will also demonstrate and provide diabetic friendly recipes. All attendees will also get $5 off their next purchase at Weis.

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Read and Play
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 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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Meetup Mondays
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 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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North Carroll Knitters Group
Monday, February 3, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
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, February 4, 2020 - 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, February 4, 2020 - 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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Book Club Without a Book!
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Yes, this is a book club without a book! No reading is required. Chat about a book you've read and hear about great books others have enjoyed. Have you been dying to talk about a book you have read? Are you looking for ideas for what to read next? This is the any book, no book, book club for you!

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.