All CCPL locations will be closed for the Juneteenth Holiday on Wednesday, June 19. We will reopen for regular hours on Thursday, June 20.

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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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Read and Play
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Move and Learn
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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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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Create, Explore, and More: Terrific Towers
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Join us for tower building using a variety of materials. Let's find out which team has the tallest or strongest towers.

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North Carroll Knitters Group
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Knitters and crocheters are welcome to join this group gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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North Carroll Writers Group
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Bring your writing, works-in-progress, or works-in-thought. This writing group allows beginners, unpublished, and published writers to network, learn, vent, and feel inspired to move to the next level. All genres are welcome: novel, short story, essay, poetry, memoirs, spiritual, sci-fi, fiction, and nonfiction. This group is led by Barbara D. Duffey, an experienced writing workshop leader and author of five books.

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Savvy Senior Travel
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Adventure Begins at Your Library is the Summer Reading theme this year, but maybe you are ready to travel a little further. Listen as experienced traveler Danielle Unglesbee shares how to plan the best adventure that fits you. We'll explore budget but high-value travel, streamlined and planned tours, guided motorcoach touring, safety tips and techniques, and all-inclusive trips.

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Potomac Community Services Table
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Ages: All Ages
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Potomac Community Services provides mental health case management therapy services to youth and adults in Carroll County at no cost to you. Stop by to meet with staff, discuss service eligibility, and complete initial paperwork. Let us help you work through barriers to achieving your goals!

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Let Your Water Adventure Begin at the Summer Reading Celebration
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Water, water, everywhere!

We'll have a fire truck, games, dogs, bubbles, AND free ice cream! Join us between 10 AM and 12 PM for our Adventure Begins at Your Library Summer Reading kick-off. You will also get to see AND touch the vehicles and the dogs! You might get wet, so bring a towel!

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North Carroll Writers Group
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Bring your writing, works-in-progress, or works-in-thought. This writing group allows beginners, unpublished, and published writers to network, learn, vent, and feel inspired to move to the next level. All genres are welcome: novel, short story, essay, poetry, memoirs, spiritual, sci-fi, fiction, and nonfiction. This group is led by Barbara D. Duffey, an experienced writing workshop leader and author of five books.

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Nerf Summer Spectacular
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 8 - 17
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Join us for a summer-themed Nerf target range. We will provide the Nerf weapons and targets for you to use!

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Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Adults
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Speaking with other people who have multiple sclerosis can be one of the most empowering and helpful things for someone with MS. Sharing stories, feelings, and experiences with people in similar situations is not only therapeutic, but also enlightening, and can often improve emotional health. This group is part of the MS Focus Independent Support Group Network. Please email Nadine Rosendale (nadiner@carr.org) with questions. 

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Read and Play
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Tiny Library Treasures (North Carroll Branch)
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Tiny thoughts lead to big ideas! Paint a mini canvas and create tiny art masterpieces to display in the library. You can earn up to 2 service hours for doing this project.

Registrants can pick up small canvases between 9 AM on Monday, June 24, and 5 PM on Saturday, June 29. Create and submit tiny art masterpieces to decorate the library; they must be returned to CCPL's North Carroll Branch by 5 PM on Saturday, July 6.

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Radical Reptiles
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Nicole Osborne presents an exciting line-up of exotic reptiles in this interactive program, with a chance to hold/touch the reptiles! Learn about reptile care, fun facts, and more!

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Radical Reptiles
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Nicole Osborne presents an exciting line-up of exotic reptiles in this interactive program, with a chance to hold/touch the reptiles! Learn about reptile care, fun facts, and more!

This program is designed for people with intellectual and physical disabilities.

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North Carroll Book Discussion Group: Moloka'i
Monday, June 24, 2024 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Moloka'i by Alan Brennert.

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Create, Explore, and More: Up, Up, and AWAY!
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 8 - 12
Registration and more information
Create and test parachutes and hot air balloons.

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Carroll County Health Department's Health on Wheels Mobile Services
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Health on Wheels will offer a range of services, including reproductive health services, HIV and Hepatitis C testing, blood pressure screening, smoking cessation, Naloxone training, peer support services, birth certificates, assistance with vaccines, WIC services by appointment, and health education. Not all services will be available at all locations. The schedule for locations and service information will be posted when available at https://cchd.maryland.gov/healthonwheels/.

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North Carroll Writers Group
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Bring your writing, works-in-progress, or works-in-thought. This writing group allows beginners, unpublished, and published writers to network, learn, vent, and feel inspired to move to the next level. All genres are welcome: novel, short story, essay, poetry, memoirs, spiritual, sci-fi, fiction, and nonfiction. This group is led by Barbara D. Duffey, an experienced writing workshop leader and author of five books.

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Eating Well This Summer: Plant-Based Eating
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
As summer comes into full swing, there is an abundance of produce available. Join Weis Dietitian Christina Pelletier, MS, RDN, LDN, to explore plant-based eating and how to incorporate more plants into your meals and snacks. The presentation will be followed by a demonstration of Watermelon Cucumber Salad for participants to sample. A $5.00 Weis coupon will be available to all attendees.

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 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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Carroll County Workforce Development Day
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join Carroll County Workforce Development for a pop-up event at CCPL's North Carroll Branch! Learn about free career services, opportunities for free training, updating your resume, and getting connected to employers.

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Pri-Dye Tie-Dye
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
Show your colors with Pride, and come tie-dye a tote bag in a riot of fun colors! One tote bag per registrant. This will be an outdoor event. 

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Family Fun Night
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Wear your pajamas and listen to stories before bed. Join us for family fun, featuring stories, music, crafts, play, and time with friends.

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Family Storytime
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 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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North Carroll Writers Group
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
More information
Bring your writing, works-in-progress, or works-in-thought. This writing group allows beginners, unpublished, and published writers to network, learn, vent, and feel inspired to move to the next level. All genres are welcome: novel, short story, essay, poetry, memoirs, spiritual, sci-fi, fiction, and nonfiction. This group is led by Barbara D. Duffey, an experienced writing workshop leader and author of five books.

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Crazy for Crafting
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for some fun and easy craft projects each month. No experience or creative skills are needed. Bring a friend or meet new people who also enjoy crafting.

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Read and Play
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Painting Bookends
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
Registration and more information
We are looking to brighten up our young adult area, and we need your help. Bring your creativity and paint some bookends for us. If you don't finish, you can take them home and return them later. You can earn up to three service hours. You must be at least 12 to earn service hours.

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

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.