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Carroll County Public Library
Infinite Possibilities

Mount Airy Branch

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705 Ridge Avenue
Mount Airy, MD 21771

Kari Kelly, Branch Manager

Branch Hours

Monday - Thursday:  9 AM - 8 PM
Friday - Saturday:  9 AM - 5 PM

Please note that the 301.829.5290 phone number will no longer be in service as of 03/01/24.

 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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Read and Play
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 10:00am - 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 that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Mount Airy Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
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Calling all teens with a love of the library! Help us plan teen programming and influence our teen collections. We want you for our Teen Advisory Board! Need service hours? We’ve got those too! 

If this is your first time joining us, please print and complete a copy of the volunteer application.

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Ready, Set, School!
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
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An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Mount Airy Knitters
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join the Mount Airy Knitters for a weekly roundtable of knitting, conversation, and fun. All experience levels are welcome. 

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Family Storytime
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Amigurumi Club
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Amigurumi are all the rage. Join us as we talk and crochet our small, or not-so-small, amigurumi each week. All experience levels are welcome. 

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Building Blocks Playtime
Friday, March 1, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
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Did you know block play contributes to early childhood development? Join us as we stack, sort, build bridges, and lay the foundation for building confidence, self-esteem, and the problem-solving skills needed to succeed later in school, all while having fun with wood blocks.

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Saturday Storytime
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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Crafty Creations: Stamped Alcohol Ink Coasters
Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
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Can you imagine creating a unique ceramic tile with nothing but colorful alcohol inks and ink stamps? We can! Join us as we explore our inner creativity and make a beautiful tile coaster that you can enjoy year-round. All supplies will be provided. 

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Family Storytime
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Club Friendship
Monday, March 4, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 13 - Adults, Adults
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We welcome teens and adults with developmental disabilities or who are neurodivergent, along with their caregivers, to join us for an hour of movement, games, and fun!

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Read and Play
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 10:00am - 10:45am
Ages: Birth - 24 Months
More information
Join your little one at a storytime featuring interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by playgroup activities that allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Anime Club
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 11 - 18
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Come and join us for all things anime and manga! Share your latest faves, cosplay, and artwork! We'll have anime screenings, anime and manga discussions, crafts, coloring pages, and more!

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Ready, Set, School!
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - 6
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An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Pajama Party Storytime
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Family Storytime
Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Writing Group: Tea & Poetry
Friday, March 8, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 16 - Adults, Adults
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If you enjoy reading poetry, chances are you enjoy writing it, too! Join our informal monthly poetry writing group where we’ll share a cup of tea, discuss poetry topics, and write poetry. All experience levels are welcome. Supportive group discussions are encouraged, but readings are optional. Please bring your favorite notebook, a pen, and your imagination! Writing journals will be provided if you need one.

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Super Mario Day Lock-In Celebration
Friday, March 8, 2024 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
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Super Mario has been hopping through pipes and stomping Goombas for 43 years! Join us after hours for a Super Mario Day celebration! Play Mario Kart on our big screen, make Super Mario crafts, participate in Mario-themed activities, and more! 

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Saturday Storytime
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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Easy Crafting Afternoon: Maryland Crab Shells
Saturday, March 9, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ages: Adults
Registration and more information
Join us for an easy and fun crafting afternoon. We will celebrate Maryland Day by painting Maryland flag colors on a crab shell.

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Family Storytime
Monday, March 11, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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. 

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are available for public use Monday through Saturday, 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.