Mount Airy Branch

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Outside Large Meeting Room Children's Area Study Rooms Circulation, Information Desk and Entrance

705 Ridge Avenue
Mount Airy, MD 21771

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Branch Manager:
Patty Sundberg
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Events Calendar

Hours

Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 8:45 PM and Friday - Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM (October – April)

Upcoming Programs - Click to view programs for the next week.

Family Storytime: Forest
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Family Storytime: Forest
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Tuesday October 16, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Read and Play
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
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.

Twos and Threes Together: Forest
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Bloodsworth by Tim Junkin (2018 One Maryland One Book Selection)
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Wednesday October 17, 2018
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For Adults
Join us for a discussion of this month's book. October's discussion is sponsored in part by Maryland Humanities to celebrate One Maryland One Book 2018 and is a Choose Civility program.

Twos and Threes Together: Forest
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Thursday October 18, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

American Girl Doll Party
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Thursday October 18, 2018
2:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 5 - 11
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Bring along your American Girl Doll to have fun, hear stories, play games, and even make some special things for a doll of your own! A Celebrating America program. Only kids need to register.

Ready, Set, School: Forest
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Friday October 19, 2018
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For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills

Family Storytime: Forest
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Friday October 19, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Creepy Cupcakes
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Friday October 19, 2018
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 8 - 12
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Compete to create the most disgustingly decorated dessert! Start with a plain cupcake and turn it into something truly terrifying. Refreshments will be served. Only kids need to register.

Memory Writing
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Friday October 19, 2018
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For Adults
Join us once a month as we recall fond memories and free-write, creating a journal for others (and ourselves) to enjoy! Each month holds a different topic.

Saturday Storytime: Forest
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Saturday October 20, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Sensory Petting Zoo
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Saturday October 20, 2018
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
Come touch and feel and learn from a variety of sensory tools and toys at this open play session!

Sunday Storytime: Autumn
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Sunday October 21, 2018
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We'll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Read and Play
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Monday October 22, 2018
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
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.

Shake, Rattle, and Read
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Monday October 22, 2018
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For ages 2 - 4
Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement-based program. Older siblings welcome.

Family Storytime: Autumn
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Family Storytime: Autumn
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Haunted House Book Folding
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Tuesday October 23, 2018
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For ages 11 - Adults
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Looking for a spooky craft to celebrate Halloween? Join us as we take old books and turn them into folded haunted houses!


Directions - Local map

From 70

Exit on to Route 27 North (Exit 68) and turn toward Mount Airy. Proceed 1.5 miles and turn left at traffic light onto Park Avenue (across from Twin Arch Shopping Center). Take the first left onto Merridale Boulevard and follow to Ridge Avenue. The library is on your right.

From Westminster

Take Route 27 south. Turn right on Park Avenue (across from Twin Arch Shopping Center). Take the first left onto Merridale Boulevard and follow to Ridge Avenue. The library is on your right.

Services

Free Wi-Fi access, public Internet computers, children's learning games, copy machine, scan documents to email, public fax machine, book drop open 24/7, pay County tax bills.

Meeting rooms

Meeting rooms are available for public use Monday through Saturday and Sundays during October-April, excluding library-observed holidays. Meetings must be completed and the building cleared by 11:00 PM.

We have 2 meeting rooms available for public use:

Large Meeting Room - Capacity: 70
Small Meeting Room - Capacity: 24

Visit our Meeting Room page for more information and to place a meeting room reservation request.

Branch history

In 1965, the Carroll County Commissioners gave the town of Mt. Airy permission to open a community library, with the provision that the town raise $3,000 to refurbish and furnish a room above the town office. Four months later, after donations and fund-raising events such as a benefit shoot at the Rod and Gun Club, a dance for teens, and a book sale, the library opened. In 1974 the Mt. Airy Community Branch moved to the former American Grocery Building, and in 1993 a new full-service Mount Airy Branch opened on Ridge Avenue.

Renovation to the Mt. Airy Branch began in 2012. Plans include repavement of the driveway, and reworking of the sidewalk to improve grade and accessibility.