Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for February 2016

Adult Library News

Hot Reads for Cold Nights
There is still time to join in the Cole Library winter reading contest which started Monday, January 18.  For every item you check out you are eligible to sign up for a drawing to be held on Monday, February 15.  We will draw the name of 2 lucky winners.  First prize – a Kindle Fire, second prize – a basket of goodies.

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The Daytime Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, February 16, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is The Road to Character by David Brooks. 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, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 310. We will discuss Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz. 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, February 22, Cole Library will host a Monday Matinee Movie.  The Martian, starring Matt Damon 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, February 23 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in Room 310.

Teen Library News

Teen Book Groups
Middle School Book Group
Saturday, February 27
Browsing Room
This month the MS book group will  discuss The Diviners by Libba Bray.

High School Book Group
Date: TBA
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Browsing Room
This month the HS book group will  discuss The Good Theif by Hannah Tinti.

If you would like to participate please call email Grace at

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

Teen Table-top Role Playing Game Series
Teen RPG series
Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 in Room 108
Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition
Upcoming meetings:
February 2
February 16


Youth Library News

Lego Club
Lego Club is a fun way for children to explore and share their creativity.  Each meeting children take time to build and play with the library’s Legos.  At the end, they have the opportunity to sign an “artist label” card and display their Lego creation in the Children’s Room until the next meeting.  Find our upcoming meetings on our website or our Facebook page.  Contact Grace Chamberlain at 895-5940 or with any questions. Lego Club meets every Tuesday, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Room 108.

February 2
February 9
February 16
February 23

Crafternoons are arts-and-crafts based programs for elementary-aged children.  They are held every other Friday at 3:30 in Room 108.

February 12
February 26

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

Early Out Movies
We will show Shawn the Sheep Movie on Wednesday, February 3 and PAN on Wednesday, February 17 at 1:00 p.m. in Room 108 on the library’s first floor.  We will provide popcorn and a drink for each person.  This free program is a public library event and is not affiliated with the Mount Vernon School District.   We will need to have families call 895-4271 and reserve a seat.

Story Time
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.  Topics for February are snowstorms, Valentine’s Day, winter birds, mittens.

New Books for Children:
I Love Dogs and Puppies
Backyard Birds of Winter
Winter Bees
Love From the Very Hungry Caterpillar
Mr. Goat’s Valentine
Here Comes Valentine Cat
The Perfect Hug
A Funny Little Bird

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.