Mount Airy Branch

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Outside Large Meeting Room Children's Area Study Rooms Circulation, Information Desk and Entrance

705 Ridge Avenue
Mount Airy, MD 21771

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Branch Manager:
Patty Sundberg
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Events Calendar

Hours

Monday - Thursday, 9 AM - 8:45 PM and Friday - Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM, Sunday 1 PM - 5 PM (October – April)

Upcoming Programs - Click to view programs for the next week.

Family Storytime: Butterflies
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Tuesday April 24, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Family Storytime: Butterflies
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Tuesday April 24, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Baby Rembrandt
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Tuesday April 24, 2018
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 3
It’s a beautiful mess! Let’s play and experiment with different art mediums. There will be no limit to the good times and beauty that we can create together. Please remember to wear clothing that is paint and mess friendly.

Fake News: How to Spot It!
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Tuesday April 24, 2018
6:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 14 - Adults
Fake news is everywhere, which is why information and media literacy are more important than ever in today's world. This presentation provides you with strategies for evaluating information sources and spotting fake news that you can use for yourself and others to become a savvy judge of news. This highly touted and engaging program is presented by Ryan O'Grady from Maryland's State Library Resource Center at Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Read and Play
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
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.

Twos and Threes Together: Butterflies
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Wednesday April 25, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Twos and Threes Together: Butterflies
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Thursday April 26, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 2 - 3
This lively, fast-paced storytime for young children includes books, songs, fingerplays, and movement.

Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: As Time Goes By by Mary Higgins Clark
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Thursday April 26, 2018
12:30 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join us at the Mount Airy Senior Center for a discussion of this month's book!

Ready, Set, School: Butterflies
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Friday April 27, 2018
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For ages 3 - 6
An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills. All adult caregivers are welcome.

Family Storytime: Butterflies
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Friday April 27, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Saturday Storytime: Butterflies
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Saturday April 28, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Dance Performance: Contact
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Sunday April 29, 2018
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages 3 - Adults
Join us for a performance, by the American School of Inspiration, of Contact, a musical dance play that was developed by Susan Stroman and John Weidman and ran both off-Broadway and on Broadway in 1999–2002. It consists of three separate one-act dance plays.

Put a Poem in Your Pocket!
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Monday April 30, 2018
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For All Ages
Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day, and we're helping you celebrate! Folks of all ages are welcome to drop in any time today to choose a poem to carry and share throughout the day. And if you don't have a pocket, we'll have supplies to make one perfectly sized for a poem.

Read and Play
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Monday April 30, 2018
9:45 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 24 Months
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.

Shake, Rattle, and Read
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Monday April 30, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 4
Explore dancing, singing, and shaking your sillies out at this movement-based program. Older siblings welcome.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
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Monday April 30, 2018
2:00 PM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For Adults
Join the Mount Airy Branch and the American Red Cross for our spring blood drive. Help save up to three lives with your gift. Sign up at the service desk or by visiting www.redcrossblood.org.

Family Storytime: My Garden
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Tuesday May 1, 2018
10:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.

Family Storytime: My Garden
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Tuesday May 1, 2018
11:00 AM - Add to Outlook calendar  |  Add to Google calendar
For ages Birth - 8
We’ll share books, stories, rhymes, music, and movement. Come talk, sing, read, write, and play together in a format appropriate for young children.


Directions - Local map

From 70

Exit on to Route 27 North (Exit 68) and turn toward Mount Airy. Proceed 1.5 miles and turn left at traffic light onto Park Avenue (across from Twin Arch Shopping Center). Take the first left onto Merridale Boulevard and follow to Ridge Avenue. The library is on your right.

From Westminster

Take Route 27 south. Turn right on Park Avenue (across from Twin Arch Shopping Center). Take the first left onto Merridale Boulevard and follow to Ridge Avenue. The library is on your right.

Services

Free Wi-Fi access, public Internet computers, children's learning games, copy machine, scan documents to email, public fax machine, book drop open 24/7, pay County tax bills.

Meeting rooms

Meeting rooms are available for public use Monday through Saturday and Sundays during October-April, excluding library-observed holidays. Meetings must be completed and the building cleared by 11:00 PM.

We have 2 meeting rooms available for public use:

Large Meeting Room - Capacity: 70
Small Meeting Room - Capacity: 24

Visit our Meeting Room page for more information and to place a meeting room reservation request.

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.

Renovation to the Mt. Airy Branch began in 2012. Plans include repavement of the driveway, and reworking of the sidewalk to improve grade and accessibility.