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Carroll County Public Library
Infinite Possibilities

Westminster Branch

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50 East Main Street
Westminster, MD 21157

Christina Kuntz, Branch Manager

Hours

Monday - Thursday:  9 AM - 8:45 PM
Friday - Saturday:  9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday: 1 - 5 PM

 Phone 1    410.386.4490

Fax    410.386.4497

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Programs and Events

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

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Twos and Threes Together
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 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
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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Transitioning to Medicare Part 2
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Are you or someone you care about eligible for Medicare? Come and find out how to make the most of your Medicare health benefits. This seminar focuses on Medicare Supplement/Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans. Learn about the different Medigap plans and your period of guaranteed issue rights under Original Medicare. These secondary/supplemental plans can cover some or all of Medicare's out-of-pocket costs. We will discuss a different way to obtain all services covered by Medicare and more: Medicare Advantage Plans. Presented by Carroll County State Health Insurance Assistance Program/Senior Medicare Patrol.

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Busy Hands, Busy Brains
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
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Research shows that when a child is playing the child is learning. Come join us for fun with hands-on activities that encourage small and large motor skills.

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Create a Digital Holiday Greeting with CoSpaces Edu
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults, Adults
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Create a digital holiday greeting that you can send to friends and family. Staff will walk you through the basics of the CoSpaces Edu story creation tool to create a fun seasonal greeting!

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Santa's Shop
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12
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Santa's Shop is open for business: Just one Saturday in December, while supplies last, to shop for presents for your family. Tickets to buy each present will be handed out at the door (no money involved). No adults allowed - children only. All items are new.

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Sunday Afternoon at the Movies: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Join us for a free afternoon showing of The Nightmare Before Christmas (PG, 76 min). Feel free to BYO popcorn and refreshments.

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Read and Play
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 9:30am - 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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Ready, Set, School!
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: 3 - 6
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An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Let's Move
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 5
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Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist. There will be age appropriate stories, songs and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving.

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Read and Play
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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Pajama Party Storytime
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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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Twos and Threes Together
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 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 18, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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Twos and Threes Together
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 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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Read and Play
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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All Aboard the Polar Express
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Storyteller Beth Rebert’s delightful presentation of this heart-warming holiday tale is sure to enchant children of all ages! Come dressed in your PJs as this magical story unfolds.

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Opus Antiqua
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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Opus Antiqua, formerly the New Windsor Recorder Consort, will play holiday music for your listening enjoyment.  

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are available for public use Sunday through Saturday, excluding library-observed holidays.

We have 2 meeting rooms available for public use:

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

Book by Room

Branch History

Library service in Carroll County began in 1863, when the Westminster Public Library was founded by Reverend J. A. Monroe and Dr. Charles Billingslea. The library was supported by membership dues and fines, and was open to the public on Friday afternoons. Relocating over the years from the Odd Fellows Hall to the new Times Building and then to the second floor of the Wantz Building, Westminster Public Library was still a one-room library in the 1940s.

In 1949, Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Davis announced that they would give a public library building to Westminster and provide an endowment for its support. At that time, the Westminster Public Library turned over its operation and assets to the Davis Library. The Davis Library, housed in a former Methodist church building, was formally dedicated as a library in May, 1951.

In 1958, after ten years of lobbying, a county-wide library system was established, with the Davis Library operating as the central branch. Carroll County's first modern library facility, the Westminster Branch, opened at 50 E. Main Street in March, 1980.

A major interior and exterior renovation to the building and park began in 2008. The interior renovation included a complete redesign of interior public space and features a train-themed children's area. Improvements to the Mary Lou Dewey Park in front of the branch included a redesigned entrance, new landscaping and walkways, and the Booth Memorial Stage, a performance platform for concerts and educational programming. Private funding made the addition of Wild Imaginings, a library-inspired sculpture by world-renown artist Bart Walter, possible.