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Carroll County Public Library
Infinite Possibilities

Mount Airy Branch

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705 Ridge Avenue
Mount Airy, MD 21771

Patty Sundberg, Branch Manager

Hours

Monday - Thursday:  9 AM - 8:45 PM
Friday - Saturday:  9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday:  1 - 5 PM

 Phone 1    410.386.4470

 Phone 2    301.829.5290

Fax    410.386.4477

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Upcoming Programs and Events

Check Currents or the Calendar of Events site for more events.

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Twos and Threes Together
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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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Family Storytime
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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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Family Storytime
Friday, December 13, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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Saturday Storytime
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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Holiday Pop-Up Cards
Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Ages: 5 - 12
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Stop by and make a card or two for the holiday season! We will have all of the supplies for both standard and pop-up cards, as well as a few templates to make your card beautiful and one-of-a-kind. It's the perfect gift for someone special!

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Sunday Storytime
Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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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Read and Play
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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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Shake, Rattle, and Read
Monday, December 16, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
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Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement-based program. Older siblings welcome.

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Family Storytime
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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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Family Storytime
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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Read and Play
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Oskar and the Eight Blessings
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is Oskar and the Eight Blessings by Richard and Tanya Simon.

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The Gingerbread Man Is Loose in the Library!
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Come to our program, as fast as you can! We can find him - he's our Gingerbread Man! Join us for books, songs, a sensory table, and a Gingerbread Man scavenger hunt. We will end our hunt with yummy gingerbread cookies!

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Twos and Threes Together
Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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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Family Storytime
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 10:30am
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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Family Storytime
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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Memory Writing
Friday, December 20, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us as we recall fond memories and free-write, creating a journal for others (and ourselves) to enjoy! Each month features a different topic.

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Saturday Storytime
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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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Bright Star Touring Theatre Presents: A Dickens Tale
Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 5 - Adults, Adults
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Join old Scrooge, bumbling Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, old Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future while discovering the true meaning of the season.

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Read and Play
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 9:45am - 10:45am
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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Meetup Mondays
Monday, December 23, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 2 - 5
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Join us for a playgroup just for preschoolers. Come enjoy a festive space where you and your child can explore and play with our toys, read a board book, enjoy music, and socialize with others.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are available for public use Sunday through Saturday, during October-April excluding library-observed holidays.

We have the following meeting rooms available for public use:

Large Meeting Room - Capacity: 70
Small Meeting Room - Capacity: 24
3 Study Rooms - Capacity: 4 per room

Book by Room

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.

Renovations to the Mt. Airy Branch were completed in 2014 and included repavement of the driveway, reworking of the sidewalks to improve grade and accessibility, roofing replacement, renovation of the interior to improve lighting throughout, a new customer service desk, improved seating areas for customers, and the addition of several collabortive workspaces.