Fall Community Book Talk

Hills Bank and Trust and Cole Library will host the Fall Community Book Talk on Thursday, Oct. 26 at Noon on the second Floor of Cole Library.

Call Kristin at 319-895-4201 or Char at 319-895-4018 to reserve your lunch.


PodClub: Like A Book Group for Your Ears! Next meeting on Nov. 13, 7:30-8:30. PodClub meets the second Monday of every month in Room 310.

Early Out Movie

Wednesday, Oct 18 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 108. Call 319-895-4271 to reserve your seat!


RPG Group meets every Monday 5:30-7:30 and every Tuesday, 5:00-7:00 in Room 108. We are currently playing Call of Cthulhu 5th edition.


Join us on Tuesday, October 24 from 4:30-8 p.m. in Room 310
Bring your knitting or crocheting project and join in the fun!
We welcome all fiber enthusiasts so we have changed the name to reflect it.

About Cole

Cole Library is the public library serving the Mount Vernon Community. The library is located on the historic Cornell College Campus, at the end of Library Lane.


Russell D. Cole Library is unique in that it is both the Cornell College Library and the official Public Library for the City of Mount Vernon. This relationship began as the old Carnegie Library opened on the campus as a “town and gown” library in 1905. Throughout the century, the library continued to open its doors to both community and college. During all this time, the arrangement existed as something of a “gentlemen’s agreement.” Then, in 2001, the City Council of Mount Vernon passed an ordinance designating Cole Library as the community’s legally authorized public library. To our knowledge, there is no other private college/community-shared library in the nation.