Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


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    Lego Club Returns!
    Starting September 1st, Lego Club will be held every Tuesday after school from 3:30-4:30 in room 108.
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    Middle school and high school book groups are back! Come to one of our informational meetings on Saturday, September 5th. MS meeting @ 11:00, HS meeting @ 12:00.
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    Crafternoon switches to Fridays
    This year Crafternoon will be held every other Friday at 3:30 in room 108.
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    Join us each Thursday at 9:30 a.m. for story time fun!
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  • Knitting
    Join us on Tuesday, August 25 from 4-8 p.m. in Room 326
    Bring your knitting or crocheting project and join in the fun!

 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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