Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


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    It's tax time!
    Cole Library has reproducible state and federal tax forms for patrons to copy.
    You can also file your federal and state return electronically at
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    Come to our new arts and crafts-based program series: Crafternoons!
    Crafternoons are held every other Tuesday (opposite Lego Club), 3:30-4:30, in Room 108.
    RSVP to 895-4271.
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    Join us each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. for story time fun!
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    Monday, April 27 at 1:00 p.m.
    Please call 895-4271 to reserve your seat!
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    Join us on Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m. in Room 326
    Bring your knitting project and join in the fun!
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    Wednesday, April 29 at 1:00 p.m.
    Call 895-4271 to reserve your seat!


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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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