Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for May 2016

Adult Library News

Gardening Conversations Continues:
Gardening Conversations is a series of free library programs for gardeners, of any ability, to share experiences, ideas, and questions.  The following programs will be presented this summer in Room 108 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.:

Building Soil – May 10
Simple strategies for building healthy, productive garden soil, such as compost, cover crops, mulch and companion planting will be discussed. (This is a requested repeat of the March program.)

Perennials for Pollinators – May 17
Suggestions for using native plants to create a pollinator friendly garden will be provided.

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The Daytime Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, May 17, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is The Pecan Man Cassie Selleck. 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 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss God Help the Child by Toni Morrison. If you would like to join the discussion, call Cathy at 319-895-4262 or join us that evening.

Monday Matinee Movies for Adults
Monday, May 23, Cole Library will host a Monday Matinee Movie. The 33 will begin at 1:00 p.m. in Room 108 on the library’s first floor. Popcorn and a drink will be provided.

Knitting Night
Join us for Knitting Night on Tuesday, May 24 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 310.  We will make our summer plans.

Teen Library News

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
Date: May 27, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Browsing Room
This month, the middle school book group will be discussing Spelled by Betsy Schow.

High School Book Group
Date: May 27 at noon
Location: Browsing Room
This month the high school book group will discuss The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by John Baxter.

If you would like to participate please email Grace at

The books for these two discussion groups are provided by Hills Bank and Trust.

Teen Table-top Role Playing Game Series
Dive into the world of table-top role playing games at Cole Library! Teen RPG meets twice on month on Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 in Room 108.  We’re currently playing Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition.
Upcoming dates:
May 3
May 17
May 24

Youth Library News

Summer Reading Kickoff
On Your Mark, Get Set, Read
On Thursday, 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 On Your Mark, Get Set, Read and will focus on games and sports. 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.

Lego Club
Come build and play at Lego Club.  Lego Club meets every Tuesday from 3:30-4:30 in Room 108. Lego Club will switch over to its summer hours for our June 7 meeting, when we’ll meet from 10:00-11:00 a.m.
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24
May 31

Crafternoon is an art-and-crafts program for elementary-aged children.  They are held every other Friday from 3:30-4:30 in Room 108.
May 6 Paper Spinners
May 20
– Wild Wind Chimes

Please RSVP to 895-4271 so we have enough supplies for everyone.

Story Time
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. Topics for May are gardening, ants, rocks, and picnics.

Summer programs begin Monday, June 6.

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.