The North Carroll Branch will be open at 9 AM on Saturday, November 27. All services exceot for Passport services will be available.

The Taneytown Branch is closing at Noon on Friday, November 26 and will remain closed on Saturday, November 27 due to a possible COVID exposure. Please check back for when the branch will reopen.

The Westminster Branch is currently closed for construction. This temporary closure is anticipated to last until the first week of December and is required to ensure the safety of customers and staff. Please check back for updates.

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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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Winter Picture Book Craftivities
Monday, November 29, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Each week there will be crafts and other activities based around popular children's authors and their books. Find these fun activities in our Children's Department every day throughout the winter season! Available during library hours.

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Move and Learn
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 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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Outsmarting the Scammers
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Incidents of fraud are on the rise and scammers’ tactics are becoming more complex. This presentation will help provide the information you need to outsmart scammers. During the program, we’ll discuss how to spot certain red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources you can turn to in the event you or your loved one is targeted, and steps you can take now to help protect yourself and your loved ones.

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Letters to Santa
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 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, December 1, 2021 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
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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Letters to Santa
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Family Storytime
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 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, December 2, 2021 - 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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Letters to Santa
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Read and Play
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 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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Letters to Santa
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Create a Glass Ornament
Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 8 - 17
Registration and more information
Decorate a glass ornament using melted crayons.

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Deck the Halls Take and Make Kit
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 5 - 10
More information
This holiday, pick up a kit and make some fun reindeer ornaments. We'll provide inspiration and supplies, you provide glue and creativity! Available while supplies last.

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Letters to Santa
Monday, December 6, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Letters to Santa
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Move and Learn
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 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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Letters to Santa
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 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, December 8, 2021 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
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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Letters to Santa
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Family Storytime
Thursday, December 9, 2021 - 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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Letters to Santa
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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Read and Play
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 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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Letters to Santa
Saturday, December 11, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: 3 - 9
More information
Let us help get your letter to Santa! Stop by during library hours, write a letter, then drop it in our special mailbox.

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 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.