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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:  Closed

 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
Monday, August 19, 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, August 19, 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.

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Read with a Furry Friend
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Ages: 3 - Adults
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KPET's trained reading dogs provide a relaxed, informal atmosphere for kids to practice reading. Every dog enjoys a good story!

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Family Storytime
Tuesday, August 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
Tuesday, August 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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Read and Play
Wednesday, August 21, 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, August 21, 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: The Story of Arthur Truluv
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg.  

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Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 4 - 5
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A Learning Advantage Partnership program between Carroll County Public Schools and Carroll County Public Library.

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Astronaut Academy: Physical Fitness and Teamwork
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 7 - 11
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In order to explore outer space, astronauts have to be experts at, well, everything! In this Astronaut Academy session, we'll play team-building games and navigate through physical challenges while learning what it takes to stay in shape in space!

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Declutter Like a Pro
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Let a professional teach you how to declutter! Steve Luber of Stress Free Solutions will share his decluttering strategies, answer your questions and offer his objective opinion on what to do with all that extra stuff that is creating unnecessary stress in your life.

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Family Storytime
Friday, August 23, 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, August 23, 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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Stay Safe with Tristar Martial Arts
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 5 - 12
Registration and more information
An instructor from Tristar Martial Arts Academy will present a fun-filled, high-energy martial arts class focusing on stranger danger, safety, and anti-bullying. Martial arts encourages confidence, respect, physical fitness, and is fun for all ages! Loose-fitting pants or shorts are encouraged.

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Read and Play
Monday, August 26, 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, August 26, 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, August 27, 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, August 27, 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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Pajama DANCE Party Storytime
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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Wear your pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and listen to stories before bed. And come ready to dance! This storytime introduces stories through books, songs, and activities appropriate for young children.

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Read and Play
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 9:45am - 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 which allow children to practice skills and socialize.

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Twos and Threes Together
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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Family Storytime
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10:00am - 10:30am
Ages: Birth - 8
More information
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, August 30, 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. 

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.