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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

Branch Hours

Monday - Thursday:  9 AM - 8 PM
Friday - Saturday:  9 AM - 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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Community Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet and see how many things you can find in and around our community! Check them off as you go and bring your completed hunt back to the branch by the end of summer to earn a prize! This will run from June 1 through August 31; sheets will be available during library hours.

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Library Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
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The books on our shelves have missed you! Can you find where these items live? Stop by the branch, pick up a paper, and complete this indoor scavenger hunt that will take you through our different collections! Check them off as you go, then bring your completed hunt to the Service Desk to pick up a prize! This will run from June 1 through August 31, during library hours.

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Tales and Tailpipes Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
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Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet and see how many states' license plates you can find while you are on the road! Check them off as you go and bring your completed hunt into the branch by the end of summer to earn a prize! This will run from June 1 through August 31; sheets will be available during library hours.

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Totally Buggin' Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 12:00am - 12:00am
Ages: All Ages
More information
Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet and see how many different types of insect friends you find this season. Check them off as you go and bring your completed hunt into the branch by the end of summer to earn a prize! This will run from June 1 through August 31; sheets will be available during library hours.

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Create Your Own Zen Garden
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Ages: 11 - 17
Registration and more information
Are you looking for a little space you can control and relax in? Learn how to make your very own tabletop Zen garden. All supplies will be provided in this take-home kit. (Kits will be available for pick-up at the Mount Airy Branch from June 28 to July 5.)

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.