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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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Move and Learn
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 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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Planting Perennials
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join a Carroll County Master Gardener to learn how to choose wisely when planting perennials. Hear how to avoid invasive species which are causing major destruction to local forests, and instead choose species that are native or known to support pollinators and bird populations.

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 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, September 28, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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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Family Storytime
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 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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Quick and Easy Yarn Pumpkin
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Like the look of hand-made fall decorations? Learn to make a yarn pumpkin using just a few simple items. Your friends won't believe you made it yourself!

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Read and Play
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 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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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
More information
Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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Kid's Knitting Club
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Want to learn how to knit? We'll cast on a simple scarf and learn the knit stitch. Yarn will be supplied. Bring your library card to check out a set of needles for your project.

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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
More information
Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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North Carroll Knitters Group
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly two-hour gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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Spooktacular Crafts
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Stop in for a spell and unleash your creativity with these spine-tingling Halloween crafts sure to get you in the spirit. All supplies provided.

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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
More information
Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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Move and Learn
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 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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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
More information
Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 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 5, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
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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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
More information
Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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Family Storytime
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 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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Read to a Dog
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 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 with struggling readers.

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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
More information
Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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Read and Play
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 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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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
More information
Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
More information
Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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Book Buzz: Hot Titles for Cool Weather
Monday, October 10, 2022 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 8 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Be the first to get a sneak preview of upcoming Penguin Random House titles! Representatives from Penguin Random House's adult and children's divisions will be on hand to preview and review recently released and upcoming fall and winter titles. Discover what everyone will be reading over the next few months and which books are destined to be bestsellers. A limited number of advance reader copies (books not yet published), book club resources, and tote bags will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis! Bring the whole family, there is something for everyone at Book Buzz.

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Can You Find Gnome-E-O?
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: Birth - 17
More information
Our friend Gnome-E-O is flocking to back CCPL's North Carroll Branch for football season! Stop by the library often to see if you can find Gnome-E-O's hiding spot! Tell us where you found him, get a sticker, and fill out a ticket for a chance for a special prize from the Baltimore Ravens!

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Words of Encouragement: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Take Home Kit
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Share a supportive message with cancer patients and survivors in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by CCPL's North Carroll Branch and pick up a take-home kit containing all the materials you need to create a bookmark, a card of encouragement, or a letter of support for those going through cancer treatment at Carroll Hospital. Bring your finished creations back to the library and they will be distributed by our partners at Carroll Hospital to patients and survivors. 

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

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.