Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for May 2015

Adult Library News

Library Fun Walk/Run
Cole Library is sponsoring a 5K Fun Walk/Run on Saturday, May 2 starting at 8:30 a.m.  This year we are part of the Chalk the Walk events happening that day.  So in honor of American Gothic, put on your overalls and head to the library. This is a pet friendly event so you can bring your friendly pets along.  The Fun Walk/Run will start outside the 3rd floor entrance on the ped mall at 8:30 a.m.  There will be a table set up outside the library for you to register starting at 8 a.m. and pay a suggested donation of $10.00. We’ve cleared parking with campus security so you can park behind the West Science building and the library in the staff/faculty parking spaces without getting a ticket during the morning.  If you don’t make it to the registration but see us coming down your street, grab your walking shoes, put the kids in the stroller, leash up the dog and join the parade of public library supporters.

Monday Matinee Movies for Adults
Monday, May 18, Cole Library will host a Monday Matinee Movie.  The movie, To Write Love on Her Arms, will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Room 108 on the library’s first floor.  Please call 895-4271 to reserve your seat.

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The daytime book discussion group will meet Tuesday, May 19, from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.  If you would like to join in the discussion, call Sherene at 319-535-1105 or just come that morning.

Community of Readers Adult Book Discussion Group
Community of Readers will meet on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss Emma by Jane Austin.  If you would like to join the discussion, call Cathy at 319-895-4262.

Knitting Night
Join us for Knitting Night on Tuesday, May 26 from 4 – 8 p.m. in Room 326. Spend a relaxing time knitting or crocheting with us.  Please note the new time.  We are trying something new for summer and hope you will join us.

Teen Library News

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
Saturday, May 23, 11:00 – 12:00
This month the book group will discuss Sisters by Raina Telgemeier.

High School Book Group
Saturday, May 23, 1 – 2 p.m. and
Sunday, No Meeting on Sunday
This month the HS book group will discuss The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.

The book groups meet monthly and all books are provided to members thanks to generous donations from Hills Bank and Trust.


Youth Library News

Summer Reading Kickoff
Every Hero Has a Story
On Tuesday May 19, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. we will officially kick off the summer reading program with a party at the Mount Vernon Hills Bank.  The theme this year is Every Hero Has a Story and will focus on all types of heroes. That evening we will play games, eat treats and get excited for summer reading.  If you are unable to attend you can still sign up at the library after May 19.

Early Out Movies
There are no early out days in May.  Our summer Monday Morning Matinee Movies begin on Monday, June 1 at 10 a.m. and continue each Monday until August 10.

Lego Club
Tuesday, May 12, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Lego Club will take a short break and return in the summer with a new time.  Our first summer meeting will be on Tuesday, June 2, 10:00-11:00 a.m. in Room 108.

Flower Painting
Tuesday, May 5
3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 108

Crafternoons turns into Wednesday Workshops during the summer.  Wednesday Workshops will meet every Wednesday, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in Room 108.

Story Time
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.  Themes in May will be Mother’s Day, camping, and cats. Story time will be held in the Browsing Room for the summer.


Children’s story hour continues every Thursday
at 9:30 a.m. in the Children’s Room.

**If school is cancelled due to poor weather,
story hour will NOT be held.**

Book Sale Shelf

A book sale shelf is located on the first floor near the circulation desk. The shelf is available during library hours. The paperback exchange books are also located on this shelf and can be purchased or exchanged.

If you would like your library newsletter sent to you via e-mail please e-mail Cathy Boggs at This will help the library cut printing and mailing costs.

Hours are posted on the library’s Web site,, and posted by the library door.