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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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Family Fun Night
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ages: Birth - 11
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Join us for family fun and enjoy music, crafts, games, STEM activities, and being together with friends.

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Family Storytime
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 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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Read to a Dog
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 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 for struggling readers.

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Read and Play
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 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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Meet-up Mondays
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 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 6, 2023 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Knitters and crocheters are welcome to join this gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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Outlook and Opportunities
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
2022 proved to be volatile for equities, bonds, geopolitics, and inflation. Economic growth remains solid, but headwinds are rising as inflation takes its toll.

Although recessionary fears are also rising, we don’t think a recession is inevitable. Many indicators point to continued growth, with the Federal Reserve calling for a soft landing as it raises rates.

This seminar looks at the following key topics facing investors today:

  1. Post-pandemic economic trends
  2. Inflation, inflation, inflation
  3. A look under the hood of the equity markets
  4. Outlook for bonds and interest rate
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Move and Learn
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 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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The Joys of Gardening with Native Plants: Final Winter Chores and Preparing for Spring
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This talk will offer tips on how to finish your winter chores like pruning and then prepare for spring. Learn why leaves and stalks shouldn’t be removed until the temperature warms up (you don’t want to kill all the pollinators) and the value of No Mow May. Participants will learn that 5% of native plants provide nearly 75% of the food wildlife consume, among other facts. The class will also show how to design a garden with colors and a layout that welcomes butterflies and bees and blooms from early spring to late fall.

Laura O’Callaghan, a Finksburg resident, became a Master Gardener in 2014. She teaches courses about native plants and gardening at Carroll Community College and library branches. She is a member of the Garden Guild at CCPL's Finksburg Branch and the Audubon Society of Central Maryland. For more information, visit her website IntheGardenwithLaura.com.

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 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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Family Fun Night
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ages: Birth - 11
More information
Join us for family fun and enjoy music, crafts, games, STEM activities, and being together with friends.

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Family Storytime
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 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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Make Your Own Valentine Candleholder and Candle
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Love is in the air! Come make a pretty Valentine's candleholder and a fragrant candle, perfect to set a romantic mood. 

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Read and Play
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 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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Meet-up Mondays
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 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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Make a No-Sew Worry Pet
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
We'll provide the materials you need to make a no-sew worry pet to take home with you.

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Move and Learn
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 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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Family Storytime
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 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. 

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.