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Carroll County Public Library
Infinite Possibilities

Taneytown Branch

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10 Grand Drive
Taneytown, MD 21787

Jillian Dittrich, Branch Manager

Branch Hours

Monday - Thursday:  9 AM - 8 PM
Friday - Saturday:  9 AM - 5 PM

 Phone 1    410.386.4510

Fax    410.386.4515

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Upcoming Programs and Events

Check Currents or the Calendar of Events site for more events.

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Holiday Drop-In Crafts
Monday, December 5, 2022 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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Drop in between 5:30 and  7:30 PM to join the festive fun as we create holiday crafts.

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Door Decor: December Wreaths
Monday, December 5, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Create an adorable wreath to adorn your door or brighten your home. All supplies will be provided.

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Twos and Threes Together
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
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This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Read and Play
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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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Itty Bitty Dancers
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Come dance with us! Join in the fun as we learn to dance with Kim Golliday from the Taneytown Dance Center. She’ll use songs and movement to teach some dancing basics. 

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Family Storytime
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 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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Winter Reading Celebration
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join the fun as we celebrate the winter season and our Winter Reading program! We'll have activities throughout the branch and you can vote on your favorite window display made by the Taneytown Branch staff!

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Preschool STEAM Tales: Gingerbread Fun
Friday, December 9, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Explore traditional fairy tales with a STEAM twist! We'll incorporate science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math activities to extend the fun! Our feature story will be The Gingerbread Man. Playdough and other hands-on fun are planned.

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Pre-Twinkle Violin Class Demo
Monday, December 12, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Come to a free violin class at the library. This free 30-minute group class will instruct children in the basics of violin playing (instrument hold, bow hold, rhythms, basic instrument care, etc.). Children will have a chance to play along with Ms. Glenda on real violins. Questions will be answered at the end of the class regarding the Suzuki method, how to find an instrument, and about the Pre-Twinkle program at Westminster Suzuki Strings.

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Twos and Threes Together
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Let's Get Crafty
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Come craft with us! We will have a fun and EASY craft project to do together each month. No experience or creative skills are needed! Bring a friend and craft together, or come to meet new people who have a shared love of crafting.  

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Read and Play
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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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Messy Masterpieces: Holiday Art
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 6
Registration and more information
Paint and scissors and glue, oh my! It’s time to create your very own masterpieces that can be used for holiday gifts! Please dress to get messy.

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Taneytown Anime Club
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Join us to watch the latest and greatest anime with other Taneytown teens! 

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Family Storytime
Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 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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Santa Visit
Friday, December 16, 2022 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join Santa for some special holiday fun! We'll start with songs and a story; then, we'll have crafts and music throughout the afternoon. Santa said he is in a dancing mood and will dance with the kids! If you'd like a picture of your child with Santa, please bring your camera or cell phone!

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: 8
1 Study Room - Capacity: 4 people

Book by Room

Branch History

The Taneytown Community Library opened as a branch of the Carroll County Public Library on January 9, 1969 in a storefront building on Baltimore Street. Ground was broken for a full-service branch on April 18, 1988. The Taneytown Branch at 10 Grand Drive opened to the public in February, 1989.

The 2008 renovation to the branch included a 5,000 square foot expansion and interior improvements