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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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Summer Discovery Celebration: A Brief Tour of the Universe
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Join us as we kick off Summer Discovery at the library! Cosmic Adventures will bring their traveling planetarium to the library! Inside the computerized planetarium, audiences are immersed in a 360 degree view of the sky while discussing different cultures' interpretations of the stars, exploring the moon's phases, zooming in on the planets and venturing into deep space before returning to Earth.

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Summer Discovery Celebration: A Brief Tour of the Universe
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
Registration and more information
Join us as we kick off Summer Discovery at the library! Cosmic Adventures will bring their traveling planetarium to the library! Inside the computerized planetarium, audiences are immersed in a 360 degree view of the sky while discussing different cultures' interpretations of the stars, exploring the moon's phases, zooming in on the planets and venturing into deep space before returning to Earth.

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Family Storytime
Friday, June 21, 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, June 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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Read and Play
Monday, June 24, 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, June 24, 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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Pajama DANCE Party Storytime
Monday, June 24, 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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Family Storytime
Tuesday, June 25, 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, June 25, 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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Younglings Rule, Nerfherders Drool!
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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In your family, who is strongest in the force? Come find out during a Star Wars trivia competition! We'll split out the group by age and compete in teams. See how you stack up against your family members! Who has the most knowledge of a galaxy far, far away?

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Read and Play
Wednesday, June 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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Twos and Threes Together
Wednesday, June 26, 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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Teen Chopped
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Compete in a culinary challenge using mystery ingredients and see if you have what it takes to survive in the kitchen!

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Sally Ride: Reach for the Stars
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Registration and more information
Join the excitement as Mary Ann Jung from History Alive portrays Sally Ride, the first American woman in space - and the youngest astronaut!

“Dr. Sally Ride was more than an astronaut - she was an American treasure. Thanks to Sally's work throughout her lifetime, young women and girls, can now aspire to fly in space. That is primarily because of the way Sally lived her life and dedicated it to future generations.” – Former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

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Family Storytime
Friday, June 28, 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, June 28, 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
Monday, July 1, 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, July 1, 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, July 2, 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, July 2, 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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Disney Party
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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You've got a friend in us, fellow Disney fans! You don't need a genie to grant you a special wish - we really ARE having a Disney party! Come help us celebrate the characters, movies, stories, and music we all know and love. Hakuna Matata!

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Read and Play
Wednesday, July 3, 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, July 3, 2019 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Ages: 2 - 3
More information
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

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.