North Carroll Branch

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Circulation/Information Desk, Self Check, Entrance Children's Area Large Meeting Room Reading Area Passport Office

2255 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21074

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Branch Manager:
Darrell Robertson
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Events Calendar

Hours

Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 8:45 PM and Friday - Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM (October – April)

Passport Services:
Monday through Thursday – 10 AM to 7 PM, Friday and Saturday – 10 AM to 3 PM,
Sunday – No passport service

Upcoming Programs - Click to view programs for the next week.

Move & Learn: Community Helpers
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Tuesday April 24, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

Move & Learn: Community Helpers
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Tuesday April 24, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

Color Yourself Relaxed
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Tuesday April 24, 2018
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for this drop-in series to color your stress away; no devices, wires, or instructions needed. Materials will be provided, as well as conversation and relaxing music. Your are welcome to bring your own materials if you prefer.

Septic Care: Important Information for Homeowners
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Tuesday April 24, 2018
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For Adults
George Schooley, certified septic system installer, inspector, and founder of Legacy Septic & Excavation, will share how to maintain your septic system to keep it working properly, helping you protect your home and family. Questions regarding BAT systems, sand mounds, and other new technology will be addressed. Mr. Schooley will provide a brief presentation on the care of septic systems, followed by a Q&A session.

Family Storytime: Community Helpers
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Pajama Party Storytime: Community Helpers
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
6:45 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
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.

Family Storytime: Community Helpers
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Thursday April 26, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Sensory Sensitive Storytime
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Friday April 27, 2018
9:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
This inclusive program welcomes children of all abilities and their caregivers to a supportive, judgement-free storytime.

Read and Play
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Friday April 27, 2018
10:30 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
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.

Crafts from the Past
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Saturday April 28, 2018
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 7 - 11
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Corn husk dolls, toy boats, pinwheels...what toys might children in the 1800s have made and played with? Take a trip into the past as we try out some of the crafts from the Carroll County Farm Museum's Living History Camp. A Celebrating America program. Only kids need to register.

Singing Stories and Songs Storytime
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Monday April 30, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 5
Join us for lively, fast-paced stories in song. We'll sing and recite familiar rhymes, fingerplays, and play music to wiggle to!

Lawyer in the Library
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Monday April 30, 2018
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For Adults
The Lawyer in the Library project provides FREE civil legal services right here in the community! No appointments necessary. Attendees will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring all relevant documents with you. Maryland Legal Aid attorneys and paralegals, law students, and volunteer attorneys will provide brief, one-on-one advice on a variety of civil legal issues including bankruptcy, child custody & support, debt collection, expungements, government benefits, housing, veterans' benefits, and wage claims. Maryland Legal Aid will be in the branch for two hours.

Book Buzz: A Sneak Peak at Hot Summer Reads
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Monday April 30, 2018
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For ages 8 - Adults
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Be the first to get a sneak preview of upcoming Penguin Random House titles! Representatives from both the adult and children's divisions from Penguin Random House will be on hand to preview and review recently released and upcoming spring and summer titles. Discover what everyone will be reading 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! All attendees need to register.

Move & Learn: Swamp
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Tuesday May 1, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.

Move & Learn: Swamp
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Tuesday May 1, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 6
A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, with a concentration on creative movement.


Directions - Local map

From 795

Exit onto Maryland Route 30. The library is in Hampstead, 2 miles north of the town’s center. Turn right at the light at Eagle Ridge Court and take the first right into the library parking lot.

From Westminster

From Route 27, take Route 482 to Hampstead. Turn left onto Maryland Route 30. The library is in Greenmount, approximately 2 miles north of Hampstead. Turn right into the service road for the library branch. The library is the brick building with the green roof.

Services

Free Wi-Fi access, public Internet computers, Passport Services, children's learning games, copy machine, scan documents to email, public fax machine, book drop open 24/7, pay County tax bills.

Meeting rooms

Meeting rooms are available for public use Monday through Saturday and Sundays during October-April, excluding library-observed holidays. Meetings must be completed and the building cleared by 11:00 PM.

We have 2 meeting rooms available for public use:

Large Meeting Room - Capacity: 50
Small Meeting Room - Capacity: 10

Visit our Meeting Room page for more information and to place a meeting room reservation request.

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.