Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library


Library News for June/July 2017

Adult Library News

Gardening Conversations
Gardening Conversations will not meet during the busy gardening season. We will resume on Tuesday, August 8 with a tomato tasting. We meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 108 of Cole Library.

Be sure to save your heirloom and open pollinated seeds for the seed share library.

Daytime Adult Book Discussion Group
The Daytime Book Discussion Group will meet Tuesday, June 20 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in Room 310 on the library’s third floor.  The book they will discuss is The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Thomas Egan.  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, August 15.  Enjoy the summer off.

Monday Matinee Movies for Adults
Monday, June 26 Cole Library will host Monday Matinee Movie. The movie Loving 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, June 27 from 4:30-8:00 p.m. in Room 310.

Tower of Books
Do you like to read? Then help us build a tower of books.  What do I mean by a tower of books? For every book that a community member reads, they can sign a poster depicting a stack of books.  When the stack of books is filled, we are putting it in one of the large glass windows.  When each of the windows is filled it will reach four stories high!

Teen Library News

Teen Table-top Role Playing Game Series
Teen RPG Group: Summer Edition
The group is currently playing Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition! During this summer, Teen RPG will meet every Tuesday, 3:00-5:00, and Wednesday, 5:00-7:00, in Room 108. Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are running different story lines, so to avoid confusion we request that members pick a session to attend and only attend on that day.
June 6 and 7
June 13 and 14
June 20 and 21
June 27 and 28
No RPG Group July 4 or 5
July 11 and 12
July 18 and 19
July 25 and 26
August 1 and 2
August 8 and 9
August 15 and 16 (last week of Summer RPG)

Teen Summer Reading
Teens!  We have a Summer Reading Program just for you.  If you are in middle or high school you can sign up for our program at the 1st floor circulation desk. You will need to keep track of the number of pages you read over the summer on a reading log, and exchange it for free books.

If you have any questions, contact Grace Chamberlain at (319) 895-5940 or email

Summer Hours
Monday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Cole Library will be closed Tuesday, July 4.


Youth Library News

Summer Reading Program
Build a Better World

Summer Reading has begun.  The theme this year is Build a Better World and will focus on making the world a better place. Join us for a fun filled summer!

Monday Morning Movies
MONDAY MORNING MOVIES:  Beginning June 5, each Monday morning at 10 a.m. Cole Library will host Monday Morning Movies in Room 108. The library will show a feature G or PG rated movie.  Mount Vernon Bank and Trust is sponsoring this program.  Each person in attendance will get a free popcorn and drink.  For a list of the movies go to  Our first movie is “Kubo and the Two Strings”.

Lego Club
Come build and play at Lego Club!  Lego Club meets every Tuesday, 10:00-11:00 a.m., on the 2nd floor.
June 6
June 13
June 20
June 27

No Lego Club on July 4th – Happy 4th of July!
July 11
July 18
July 25
August 1
August 8
August 15
(last day of Summer Lego Club)

Wednesday Workshop
Let your creativity run wild at our weekly arts-and-crafts program.  Our Summer Reading Program theme is Build a Better World, so all crafts will be focused around using recycled materials.  Wednesday Workshops are held every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in Room 108.
June 7 – Recycled Bird Feeders
June 14 – Funny Face Planters and Egg Carton Flowers (Gardening Crafts)
June 21 – Bubble Blowers and Wind Catchers
June 28 – Wave Bottle and Egg Carton Jellyfish
July 5 – Bald Eagles
July 12 – DIY Sidewalk Chalk
July 19 – Newspaper Bears and Bees
July 26 – Friendship Bracelets/Back Pack Chains
August 2 – Lid Guitars and Bottle Cap Tambourines (Musical Instruments)
August 9 – Cardboard trains  (last week of Wednesday Workshop)

Story Time
Story Time continues each Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.  Some topics for summer are popcorn, recycling, road construction and animal helpers. Story time includes stories, finger plays, and a simple craft.

Paws for Reading
If you like dogs and reading, then we have a special treat for you each Thursday afternoon during the summer from 2:00-3:30 p.m.  We will have a therapy dog here in the library for you to read to.  Stop in and sign up for a 15 minute time slot.

Blank Park Zoo
The Blank Park Zoo will bring some animals to the library on Thursday, July 20 at 1:00 p.m. on the library’s second floor.  The animals and their friend will share with us ways in which we can make the world a better place for all creatures.  Small changes in the way we live can make a big difference for our animal friends in the wild.  Come and meet these animal friends.

Visit www.colelibrary .org for information about all of our library programs.

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.