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Needle

Knitting Needles

NEEDLE LITTLE HELP?

Knitting Needles now available for Check Out! Please check our catalog for availability.

Circular Needles, Straight needles, and Double-pointed needles in sizes US 0 - US 15.

 
Playaway

Playaway

Playaway is the simplest way to listen to an audiobook on the go. With the audio already contained within, and a battery to make it play, there's nothing left to do but plug in earphones and enjoy.

As the first self-playing audiobook, Playaway brings pages to life at the push of a button. Audio content and simple, digital technology are merged into an easy-to-use, self-contained player. And weighing only two ounces, Playaway is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and goes anywhere you do!

Playaways have a universal headphone jack that can be used with a number of accessories including headphones, earbuds, portable speakers, FM transmitters, and audio cables for playback in virtually any environment.

Check availability in our catalog.

 
Stamp card

Rubber Stamps

Carroll County Public Library has a rubber stamp collection you can check out! Please check our catalog for availability.

Stamp kits check out for 3 weeks and can be requested through the catalog like any other item.

For ideas on how to use the stamps, check out our Pinterest!

 
Playaway Launchpads

Playaway Launchpads

Playaway Launchpads are secure, pre-loaded learning tablets designed for children and available for check-out at all CCPL branches. Get free access to high quality, ad-free learning apps grouped by subject area, grade level, theme and age. Each Launchpad features 10 or more learning apps.

Check availability in our catalog.

 
Playaway Views

Playaway Views

Playaway Views are all-in-one video players that make popular content for children accessible in a simple, portable and durable format. Each player comes pre-loaded with multiple videos featuring digital movies, shows, educational programming and more without the need for DVDs, downloads or an additional player. Children will enjoy access to Sesame Street, Clifford, Arthur, Berenstain Bears and more.

Check availability in our catalog.

 
Carroll County Genealogical Society’s Local History Collection

Carroll County Genealogical Society’s Local History Collection

The Westminster Branch Library houses the collection of the Carroll County Genealogical Society, which includes vital records, cemetery records, and family histories. The collection is available for in-house use during normal library hours.

 
Carroll County Times Archive

Carroll County Times Archive

The Carroll County Times Archive is a collection of digitally scanned microfilms of Carroll County Times newspapers spanning from 1911 to 2015 and is updated annually. There is a basic search function that allows users to retrieve certain issues by inputting keywords, dates, or a combination of both.

Carroll County Times Archive Website

 
Community Directory

Community Directory

The Community Directory is a gathering of information on a variety of non-profits and community organizations in Carroll County and the surrounding region. Resources include governmental agencies, recreational opportunities, clubs and organizations, day care centers, and religious services.

Community Directory Website

 
Online Research & Databases

Online Research & Databases

We offer many professional online resources users can access at home, while some are restricted to in-branch only use. Find reliable information on hundreds of topics including car repair, genealogy, language learning, and more. Some require login with your library card

Online Research & Databases page

 
Speck Air Quality Monitor

Speck Air Quality Monitor

Carroll County Public Library is partnering in a special project with specksensor.com and Carnegie-Mellon University. Speck is an indoor air quality monitor that can be borrowed using your library card for home use. It’s an easy way for anyone to determine air quality inside your home and enable you to make informed decisions about improving it. Learn about how to improve your indoor air quality, get support, and provide feedback at specksensor.org. Speck is available at the Eldersburg, Finksburg, and Mount Airy Branches.

Check availability in our catalog.