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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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Pajama Party Storytime
Tuesday, March 19, 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, March 20, 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, March 20, 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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Twos and Threes Together
Thursday, March 21, 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, March 21, 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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Family Storytime
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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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Teen After Hours: Virtual Spring Break
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Ages: 11 – 17
Registration and more information
Stuck here for Spring Break? Join our Teen Advisory Board as we take a virtual vacation! Use the green screen to create postcards and see the sights with our virtual reality technology. Permission slips will be required for this event; get yours at the Information Desk.

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Read and Play
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 9:30am - 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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Ready, Set, School!
Monday, March 25, 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, March 26, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 – 5
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Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist and a stretch and maybe a yoga pose! There will be an age-appropriate story, songs and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving!

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Read and Play
Tuesday, March 26, 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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Pajama Party Storytime
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Birth – 8
More information
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, March 27, 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
Wednesday, March 27, 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, March 28, 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, March 28, 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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Family Storytime
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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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Little Learners: Tape Town!
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 – 5
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Explore stories, art, science, music, physical activity, and more! We'll use our large room to make a tape town where you can explore our town as you drive a car, truck, or tractor!

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Read and Play
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 9:30am - 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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Ready, Set, School!
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages: 3 – 6
More information
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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Teen Advisory Board
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Ages: 12 – 17
More information
Calling all teens looking for leadership roles in planning library programs. We want you for our Teen Advisory Board! Meetings will start with snacks at 3:30 PM, then we’ll get down to business around 3:45 PM. Need service hours? We’ve got those too!

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Let's Move
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 – 5
More information
Our regular, theme-based storytime with a twist and a stretch and maybe a yoga pose! There will be an age-appropriate story, songs and a learning activity along with the opportunity to get up and get moving!

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Read and Play
Tuesday, April 2, 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.

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.