Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


  • Monarch
    Special Wednesday Workshop Update:
    Make monarch seed bombs at this week's program, Wednesday, July 1st at 10:00am!
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  • WednesdayWorkshop Web
    Starting June 3, Wednesday Workshops are held every Wednesday, 10:00-11:00 in Room 108.
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    Teen Role Playing Game Series is held every Tuesday, 3:00-5:00 in Room 108, starting on June 2. Come play Dungeons & Dragons, Exalted, The Strange, and many more!
  • This-week-Story-Time-is-can
    Join us each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. for story time fun!
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  • Knitting
    Join us on Tuesday, July 28 from 4-8 p.m. in Room 326
    Bring your knitting or crocheting project and join in the fun!
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 Cole Library will be CLOSED July 3 & 4 in observance of the 4th of July Holiday.

 To access your account in our new catalog system
sign in at:

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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