Mount Airy Branch

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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: Around the World
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Tuesday June 19, 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: Around the World
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Tuesday June 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.

Recycled Robot Reboot!
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Tuesday June 19, 2018
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 6 - 14
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Our robot needs a reboot! Help us update the famous library robot and create your very own robot model out of all sorts of recycled objects. You never know what you might discover as you experiment building with strange and unique materials. Only kids need to register.

Read and Play
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Wednesday June 20, 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: Around the World
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Wednesday June 20, 2018
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For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Last Bus to Wisdom by Ivan Doig
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Wednesday June 20, 2018
1:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us for a discussion of this month's book.

Summer Discovery Celebration
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Thursday June 21, 2018
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For All Ages
Join us as we kick off an amazing summer at the library! There will be loads of great activities including games, crafts, face painting, and more! This program will be from 10 AM - 12 PM.

Ready, Set, School: Around the World
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Friday June 22, 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: Around the World
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Friday June 22, 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.

Alden Phelps: Silly Songs with the Barnyard Bard
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Saturday June 23, 2018
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For All Ages
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Join Alden Phelps for a fun-filled, energetic performance celebrating life on the farm. Sing along as Alden sings and plays guitar. Enjoy a colorful, hand-painted tractor and a giant bug, games, and lively music filled with inspiration and fun! Funded in part by a Rural Access for All Grant from Young Audiences of Maryland. All attendees need to register.

Read and Play
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Monday June 25, 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.

Family Storytime: Sports
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Tuesday June 26, 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: Sports
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Tuesday June 26, 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.

Statue of Liberty Party
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Tuesday June 26, 2018
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For ages 5 - 11
Join us as we celebrate Lady Liberty with a party inspired by Dave Eggers book, Her Right Foot! We will learn fun facts (including why she's green), dance, make crowns, and march around the library! A Celebrating America program.


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.