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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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Family Storytime
Thursday, December 12, 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, December 12, 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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Conquering Debt
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 9:30am - 11:30am
Ages: Adults
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Learn about the debt collection process and how to effectively interact with debt collectors. Review various techniques that will help you reduce your debt.

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Read and Play
Friday, December 13, 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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Meet Santa
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Ho, Ho, Ho! Santa's calling all the good children to read a story, sing songs, and listen to wishes for the holiday season! Old St. Nick will be available for fun and photos, so bring your camera! If you miss the Santa visit, you can write him a letter at our North Pole mail station until December 23.

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Santa's Secret Shop
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Ages: 3 - 12
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Join us and create fun crafts and gifts to surprise someone with during the holiday season.

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Seasonal String Music
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Enjoy a concert of holiday music with local violin performer and teacher, Heather Keller!

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Meetup Mondays
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
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. Learn and make new friends at the same time!

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Outscam the Scammers!
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Especially around the holiday season, incidents of fraud are on the rise and scammers’ tactics are becoming more complex. Join representatives from Edward Jones and the Town of Hampstead Police Department for this presentation that will help give you the information you need to outsmart the scammers! During the program, we'll discuss how to spot certain red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter, resources individuals can turn to in the event they or a loved one are targeted, and steps you can take now to help protect yourselves and loved ones.

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Move & Learn
Tuesday, December 17, 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, December 17, 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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North Carroll Knitters Group
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Knitters and crocheters are all welcome to join this semi-monthly gathering to share tips, projects, and patterns.

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Family Storytime
Wednesday, December 18, 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, December 18, 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, December 19, 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, December 19, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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Read and Play
Friday, December 20, 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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Wrap It Up!
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Don't wrap at home alone! Enjoy a two-hour drop-in of gift wrapping, snacks and big screen holiday sights and sounds. Bring your small to medium size gifts (limit 5 per family) and the library will provide the wrapping paper and supplies. With only days remaining, turn what can be a tedious job, into a time of festive fun!

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.