The library will be closed for Easter on Sunday, April 21. We will reopen for regular hours on Monday, April 22.

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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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Green Expo
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Celebrate Earth Day by learning simple ways that you can be more earth friendly! Local experts will be available with information on recycling, gardening, composting, homesteading, beekeeping, and more. Bring the whole family and while you're here, try milking a goat or making a craft from recycled materials!

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
Monday, April 22, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

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Move & Learn
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
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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 & Learn
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 6
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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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Downsize, De-Clutter, and Organize
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Steve Luber of Stress Free Solutions will present an informative and lively discussion on the dreaded down-sizing process. Learn how to successfully implement a systematic approach to de-clutter and organize your home.

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 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, April 24, 2019 - 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, April 25, 2019 - 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, April 25, 2019 - 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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Five Money Questions for Women
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Women face unique financial circumstances. A strong financial strategy is vital. Ensure your financial strategy fits your lifestyle and needs. During this presentation, we explore five critical money questions for women. 

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Read & Play
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 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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Meetup Mondays
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
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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. You and your children can learn and make new friends at the same time.

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Escape Room
Monday, April 29, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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Gather clues and solve puzzles to see if you can escape the room before the one-hour time limit expires.

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Move & Learn
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
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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 & Learn
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 6
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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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Family Storytime
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 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, May 1, 2019 - 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, May 2, 2019 - 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, May 2, 2019 - 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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Welcome Chief Joseph Ole Tipanko
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 5 - Adults, Adults
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CCPL is excited to welcome Maasai Chief Joseph Ole Tipanko to share information and understanding about Maasai culture.

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Read & Play
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 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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Create a Beautiful Button Pin
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Do you love buttons? Have Grandmother's button box? Need a quick Mother's Day gift? Learn to make a special button pin using a few simple supplies that will be provided. Enjoy presenter, Kris Peters, a beloved North Carroll Branch retiree.

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Yoga with Syeda
Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Syeda Kahn will be doing monthly Saturday afternoon yoga classes. Mark your calendars and relax through the spring months. Register to assure a place; walk-ins are welcome at 3:00 PM if there is room.

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.