Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


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    Thursday, May 19 from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
    Mount Vernon Hills Bank and Trust
    Play games, eat treats and get excited for summer reading!
  • Legos
    Come play and build at Lego Club!
    Lego Club is every Tuesday after school from 3:30-4:30 in room 108.
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    Crafternoon will take place this month on
    Friday, May 6 and May 20 at 3:30 in room 108.
  • Knitting
    Join us on Tuesday, May 24 from 4-8 p.m. in Room 310
    Bring your knitting or crocheting project and join in the fun!
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    Join us each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. for story time fun!
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    Upcoming meetings for the Teen Table-Top RPG Series are on Tuesday, May 3, 17, and 24 from 5:00-7:00 in Room 108.
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    High school book group meetings are Friday, May 27, 12:00-3:00 in the Browsing Room.
    Middle school book group is meeting Friday, May 27, 3:00-4:00 in the Browsing Room.


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Follow these steps:
Click on “sign in” (upper right).
Click on Set/Reset Password.
Enter your library card number.
OCLC will e-mail you a password.


Electronic Resources at Cole Library!

Mount Vernon/Lisbon
Historical Newspaper Archive


Explore Mount Vernon and Lisbon’s history.

Search for names, events, locations, and everything else through the digital archive.
Articles from 1860 to last year are scanned and searchable.

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