The library will be closed for the Christmas Holiday Sunday, December 23 through Tuesday, December 25. We will reopen for regular hours on Wednesday, December 26.

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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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The Polar Express
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 – Adults
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Fun-In-It Storytelling will present The Polar Express.

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North Carroll Knitters Group
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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Family Storytime: Holiday Stories
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 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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Sensory Storytime
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Birth – 8
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This inclusive program welcomes children of all abilities and their caregivers to a supportive, judgment-free storytime.

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Pajama Party Storytime: Holiday Stories
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 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: Holiday Stories
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 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: Holiday Stories
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 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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Read and Play
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 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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He’s a Mean One, Mr. Grinch!
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - 10
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Join us for music, games and a trip through Whoville to celebrate the holidays. Contribute to Christmas cheer by bringing a canned food donation for the Tree of Friends Foundation food pantry in Manchester. Your heart will grow three sizes that day!

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. Meetings must be completed and the building cleared by 11:00 PM.

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

Upcoming Meeting Reservations

Boy Scout Troop 665 PLC Meeting
North Carroll Large Meeting Room
December 17, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Boy Scout Troop 665 PLC Meeting
North Carroll Small Meeting Room
December 17, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Heather McKenzie (CareFirst BCBS)
North Carroll Small Meeting Room
December 18, 2018 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Heather McKenzie (CareFirst BCBS)
North Carroll Large Meeting Room
December 18, 2018 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

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.