All CCPL locations will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday on Monday, May 29. We will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, May 30.

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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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Move and Learn
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Move and Learn
Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 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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Family Storytime
Wednesday, May 31, 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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Family Fun Night
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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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, June 1, 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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North Carroll Writers Group
Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
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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Read to a Dog
Thursday, June 1, 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, June 2, 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Money, Money, Money Storytime
Saturday, June 3, 2023 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 5 - Adults, Adults
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It is never too early to help your little ones gain common cents! Join us for a storytime filled with stories, songs, and ways to get kids thinking about being financially savvy at an early age! Another fun event as part of Carroll Ca$h Day.

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Carroll Ca$h Day
Saturday, June 3, 2023 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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class="x">Join us for a full day of financial fun for the entire family! Please stop by our Credit Café to check your credit score, visit with expert exhibitors, and participate in fun financial activities and games for all ages.

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Protect Yourself & Shred It
Saturday, June 3, 2023 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Do you realize you have plenty of information lying around that others could steal and create a whole new identity from? Safely shred all those documents with private personal data as part of our Carroll Ca$h Day event. Stop inside CCPL's North Carroll Branch during Carroll Ca$h Day to pick up your free shredding voucher. File folders, magazines, newspapers, and books can all be shredded; please do not bring binders, hard drives, or cardboard boxes, as they cannot be shredded.

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Meet the Oriole Bird!
Saturday, June 3, 2023 - 11:15am - 12:15pm
Ages: All Ages
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You are in for a special treat when the Orioles' mascot visits the library as part of our Carroll Ca$h Day program! Baseball fever is in full swing at CCPL's North Carroll Branch, and you can help the Oriole Bird cheer our hometown baseball team on to victory this year! Bring your camera to capture the moment, and don't forget to wear your home team's favorite colors.

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Meet Poe
Saturday, June 3, 2023 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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You are in for a special treat when Raven's mascot, Poe, visits the library as part of our Carroll Ca$h Day program! Football season may be a few months away, but football fever is in full swing at the North Carroll Branch. Help Poe cheer our hometown football team on to victory this year! Bring your camera to capture the moment, and don't forget to wear your home team's favorite colors!

 

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Move and Learn
Monday, June 5, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, concentrating on creative movement.

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North Carroll Knitters Group
Monday, June 5, 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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Outdoor Fun at the Library: Awesome Jungle Animals  
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 5 - 12
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Lions, monkeys, and MORE! Join us for junglerific games and crafts. 

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Cooking with Fresh Ingredients from the Farmer's Market
Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
There are many farmers' markets in Carroll County whose season is just opening up. Get some yummy menu ideas and a delicious taste of local options presented by wellness consultant Brooke Hagerty of The Chick. Liven up your meals with a fresh twist.

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

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Family Storytime
Thursday, June 8, 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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North Carroll Writers Group
Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 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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Read and Play
Friday, June 9, 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Kids Craft Club: Crochet Bookmark
Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 8 - 13
Registration and more information
Fun for kids who want to learn how to crochet or those who already know!  

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Move and Learn
Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 8
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A theme-based storytime featuring an age-appropriate story, songs, and learning activities, concentrating on creative movement.

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.