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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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Family Storytime
Tuesday, October 22, 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, October 22, 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, October 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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Twos and Threes Together
Wednesday, October 23, 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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NASA Space and Flight: Journey from the Moon to Mars
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Please join us for a special live streaming series with NASA Goddard staff to learn about NASA’s journey from the moon to Mars. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, ask questions, and participate in a fun activity. This session is geared toward middle school students.

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Twos and Threes Together
Thursday, October 24, 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, October 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
Friday, October 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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Frankenstein Friday
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Ages: Birth - 8
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We don't have to wait for Halloween! Stiffly walk into Frankenstein Friday as we read silly books, dance like Frankenstein's monster, and even have a Frankenstein obstacle course! Costumes welcome!

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Saturday Storytime
Saturday, October 26, 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, October 28, 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, October 28, 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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Ribbons of Scarlet Author Tour: Laura Kamoie, Stephanie Dray, and E. Knight
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Meet three of the authors of Ribbons of Scarlet: Laura Kamoie, Stephanie Dray, and E. Knight. Multiple bestselling and award-winning authors bring to life a breathtaking epic novel illuminating the hopes, desires, and destinies of princesses and peasants, harlots and wives, fanatics and philosophers—six unforgettable women whose paths cross during one of the most tumultuous and transformative events in history: the French Revolution.

Presented by A Likely Story Bookstore and Carroll County Public Library.

A book signing will follow an author panel. Books will be available for purchase from A Likely Story Bookstore. 

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Family Storytime
Tuesday, October 29, 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, October 29, 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, October 30, 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, October 30, 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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NASA Space and Flight: Journey from the Moon to Mars
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ages: All Ages
More information
Please join us for a special live streaming series with NASA Goddard staff to learn about NASA’s journey from the moon to Mars. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, ask questions, and participate in a fun activity. This session is geared toward high school students.

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Twos and Threes Together
Thursday, October 31, 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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Build-a-Monster
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 2 - 8
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Put on your best lab coat and head to our monster factory! We'll be reading a story about monsters, singing a song or two, and and making our own paper monsters!

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Family Storytime
Friday, November 1, 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, November 1, 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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Little Ones: It's Never Too Early to Get Ready for Kindergarten
Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 3
Registration and more information
Learn how you can help your child develop early literacy skills through talking, reading, writing, singing, and playing, simple activities you probably do already! This storytime features interactive books, rhymes, music, and movement, followed by activities which allow children to practice skills and socialize. Only kids need to register. A Learning Advantage Partnership program. Sponsored in part with a Striving Readers Grant.

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Read and Play
Monday, November 4, 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, November 4, 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.

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.