The library will be closed for the Christmas Holiday Sunday, December 23 through Tuesday, December 25. We will reopen for regular hours on Wednesday, December 26.

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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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Sunday Storytime: Holiday Stories
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 2:00pm - 2:30pm
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, December 17, 2018 - 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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Mount Airy Evening Book Club: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
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Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

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Family Storytime: Holiday Stories
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 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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Family Storytime: Holiday Stories
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 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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Read and Play
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 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: Holiday Stories
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 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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Mount Airy Book Discussion Group: Christmas at Eagle Pond by Donald Hall
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Do you enjoy reading and talking about books? Then our book discussion group is for you! We will feature a different book at each meeting. Come join us for a sharing of good books and ideas.

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Family Cookie Time Storytime
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Ages: Birth – 8
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Bring the whole family and get in the winter spirit with a special evening storytime full of tasty stories, a yummy craft, cookie decorating, and of course, cookie eating!

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Twos and Threes Together: Holiday Stories
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 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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Ready, Set, School!: Holiday Stories
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 – 6
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An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Family Storytime: Holiday Stories
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 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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Memory Writing
Friday, December 21, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: Adults
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Join us once a month as we recall fond memories and free-write, creating a journal for others (and ourselves) to enjoy! Each month holds a different topic.

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Saturday Storytime: Holiday Stories
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 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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Holiday Book Hedgies
Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ages: All Ages
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Create a festive hedgehog friend out of a book! Join us for a cozy afternoon of crafting, hot chocolate, and cookies.

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Read and Play
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 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: Down Under
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 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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Claymates
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 – 12
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A ball of clay can become ANYTHING! Two balls of clay might even become friends. Join us for a reading of the new picture book, Claymates by Dev Petty, followed by a creative adventure with clay.

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Twos and Threes Together: Down Under
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 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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Catriona's Castle Performance: Jack and the Beanstalk
Thursday, December 27, 2018 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ages: 3 – 12
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Don't just hear a story at the library, be a part of it! Catriona's Castle presents Jack and the Beanstalk -- and your kiddo can be part of the performance! Come and help our Fairy Godmother tell the famous tale of Jack, his beanstalk, and a big grumpy giant!

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Ready, Set, School!: Down Under
Friday, December 28, 2018 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Ages: 3 – 6
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An independent storytime that prepares children for school. Fun, hands-on activities will teach listening, pre-reading, math, movement, music, and art skills.

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Family Storytime: Down Under
Friday, December 28, 2018 - 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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Stories in the Stars
Friday, December 28, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Ages: 3 – 12
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Join us as we explore the stars together! We'll learn all about the constellations through stories and games, and then make our own to take home.

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Saturday Storytime: Down Under
Saturday, December 29, 2018 - 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. 

Meeting Rooms

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

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

Upcoming Meeting Reservations

CPR
Mount Airy Small Meeting Room
December 17, 2018 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Girl Scout Troop 1494 Meeting
Mount Airy Large Meeting Room
December 17, 2018 - 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Family first mediation
Mount Airy Small Meeting Room
December 18, 2018 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Four Counties Lions Club
Mount Airy Small Meeting Room
December 18, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Twn Arch Crossing HOA Annual Meeting
Mount Airy Large Meeting Room
December 18, 2018 - 6:45pm - 9:00pm

Girl Scout Troop 2330
Mount Airy Small Meeting Room
December 18, 2018 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm

Mount Airy Knitters
Mount Airy Small Meeting Room
December 19, 2018 - 10:00am - 12:30pm

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.