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Relief Centers

Extreme Weather Relief Centers 

During extreme weather and hazardous environmental conditions, the Carroll County Department of Citizen Services and the Carroll County Public Library System will operate relief centers around the county. Residents who are vulnerable to these conditions are encouraged to use these centers. Please note the hours of operation below; they are subject to change.

The Citizens Services Office Building at 10 Distillery Drive, Westminster, is open to the public from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday. This building houses Human Services Programs, Citizens Services, and Access Carroll.

Carroll County’s five senior centers are open to the general public, regardless of age, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. For more information on the Senior Centers, call 410-386-3800.

  • Mount Airy Senior And Community Center, 703 Ridge Avenue, Mount Airy
  • North Carroll Senior and Community Center, 2328 Hanover Pike, Hampstead
  • South Carroll Senior and Community Center, 5928 Mineral Hill Road, Eldersburg
  • Taneytown Senior and Community Center, 220 Roberts Mill Road, Taneytown
  • Westminster Senior and Community Center, 125 Stoner Avenue, Westminster

The Carroll County Public Library branches are open Monday – Thursday from 9:00 AM – 8:45 PM, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sundays from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. For more information, call 410-386-4488.

  • Eldersburg Branch, 6400 Hemlock Drive, Eldersburg
  • Finksburg Branch, 2265 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg
  • Mt. Airy Branch, 705 Ridge Avenue, Mt. Airy
  • North Carroll Branch, 2255 Hanover Pike, Hampstead
  • Taneytown Branch, 10 Grand Drive, Taneytown
  • Westminster Branch, 50 East Main Street, Westminster

Facilities operated by private/non-governmental organizations will may also be open as extreme temperature relief centers during specific business hours. For more information, call the organization.

Access to air conditioning or heat and water fountains will be available for those who need them at any of the extreme temperature relief centers.

Be aware that all of the above locations may be closed for holidays, severe weather, or other building issues.

Other Places

There are other places you can go to warm up and cool down:

  • Stores, malls, restaurants
  • Churches
  • Movie theaters
  • Home of a family member, friend, or neighbor

For more tips and resources, visit our Extreme Weather and Health page.