All CCPL locations will be closed for the Juneteenth Holiday on Wednesday, June 19. We will reopen for regular hours on Thursday, June 20.

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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 is no longer in service.

 Phone 1    410.386.4470

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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Saturday Storytime
Saturday, June 15, 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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Sesión informativa del Consejo de Alfabetización del Condado de Carroll en español (Literacy Council of Carroll County Information Session in Spanish)
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: Adults
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¿Necesitas aprender inglés o prepararte para el examen de ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos? Únete a nosotros mientras damos la bienvenida al Consejo de Alfabetización del Condado de Carroll en Mount Airy, donde un representante del personal estará disponible para discutir los servicios para adultos de la organización. El horario de atención sin cita previa es de 1:00 p.m. a 4:00 p.m. El personal del Consejo responderá tus preguntas o te registrará para los servicios gratuitos. Esta sesión informativa estará disponible en inglés y en español.

Do you need to learn English or prepare for the U.S. Citizenship test? Join us as we welcome the Literacy Council of Carroll County to Mount Airy, where a staff representative will be on hand to discuss the organization's adult services. Drop-in hours are from 1 until 4 PM. Council staff will answer your questions or register you for free services. This information session will be available in English and in Spanish. 

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Read with a Furry Friend
Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 - Adults, Adults
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Every dog enjoys a good story! Trained reading dogs from My Caring Paws will provide a relaxed, informal atmosphere for kids to practice reading.

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Family Storytime
Monday, June 17, 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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Pop-In Summer Craft: Adventures in Canvas Painting
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Ages: 14 - Adults, Adults
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Help celebrate our Summer Reading theme, Adventures Begins at Your Library, through a community art project! Do you have a favorite adventure you want to paint, either something you did or read? If so, pop in for the afternoon and paint on small canvas panels! Projects will be displayed in our lobby throughout the summer. Available while supplies last.

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Read and Play
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Death Café: Conversations about Death ... with Cake!
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Please join us for our monthly Death CaféEnjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee and a cupcake as we discuss death. Our goal is to destigmatize discussions about death and dying. Together, we'll have a group-directed discussion with no agenda, objectives, or themes. Please note that this is a discussion group, not a grief support or counseling session.

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Family Storytime
Thursday, June 20, 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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Adventures in Video Games
Thursday, June 20, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 10 - Adults, Adults
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At our adventures in gaming celebration, you can experience snapshots of video game history, from arcade classics to the latest generation.

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Adventures in Summer Reading!
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Ages: Birth - 12
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Adventure Begins at Your Library this summer, and we want you to come along! Join the celebration with crafts, games, fun, and food throughout the branch. Weather permitting, we'll be outside, so remember sunscreen and a bottle of water.

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Easy Crafting Afternoon: Decorative Book Folding
Friday, June 21, 2024 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us for a fun and creative afternoon of folding books into beautiful, eye-catching decorations. Available while supplies last.

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Paco Samb and Super Ngewel: West African Drumming, Dance, Songs, and Storytelling
Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Ages: All Ages
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CCPL's Mount Airy Branch is honored to welcome Paco Samb and Super Ngewel to our community for a special musical event! Pape Demba "Paco" Samb is a Senegalese musician and keeper of his ancestral history. When he performs, he shares stories and music of his native Wolof people. Paco and Super Ngewel will play drums such as djembes, dun duns, tamas, and sabars. Enjoy drumming, dancing, singing, and storytelling as the performers play music traditionally performed in Senegal, Africa.

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Family Storytime
Monday, June 24, 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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Read and Play
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Unwind Your Mind: Adult Coloring Book Group
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Do you feel like you're going in a dozen directions? Or maybe you're not focusing due to hectic schedules. Sometimes, we need to stop everything and concentrate on the simpler things. Join us for a monthly social gathering as we color and listen to relaxing music. Feel free to bring your own coloring book, use our sheets and pencils, or bring your electronic device with your favorite pre-loaded coloring book apps. Let's de-stress together!

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Mount Airy Teen Advisory Board
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Ages: 12 - 17
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Calling all teens who love the library! Earn service hours while making friends, beautifying the library, and planning programs!

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

 

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Baby Play Day!
Wednesday, June 26, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: Birth - 5
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A gentle morning playtime geared towards our littlest ones! Your baby can practice their fine and gross motor skills with tunnels, slides, and toys just for them while socializing with others their age.

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Mount Airy Knitters
Wednesday, June 26, 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, June 27, 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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Mount Airy Senior Book Discussion Group: The Book of Lost Names
Thursday, June 27, 2024 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ages: Adults
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This month's selection is The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.

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Club Friendship
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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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Outdoor Bubbles and Chalk
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 2 - 12
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Join us for some outdoor activities as we play with bubbles and chalk! We will have fun blowing bubbles of all sizes and decorating our sidewalk with your colorful chalk artwork. 

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Pri-Dye Tie-Dye
Friday, June 28, 2024 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: 12 - 17
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Show your colors with Pride, and come tie-dye a tote bag in a riot of fun colors! One tote bag per participant. Available while supplies last.

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.