Cole Library

Mount Vernon's Public Library

Monday Matinee Movie for Adults

Come join us for the movie “The Hunger Games” on Monday, October 22nd at 1:00 p.m.  Call 895-4271 to reserve your seat!


Birds of North America

BNA provides comprehensive life histories of the bird species that inhabit the US and Canada.  In addition to written information about each species, there are also images and audio clips of songs.


Story Time

Join us for story time fun! Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Finger plays!
Arts and Crafts!


Knitting Night

Our next knitting night will be October 23rd at 7 p.m. in Room  326.  Please bring your current project or a desire to learn to knit and join us.

Department of Revenue Tax Information

State of Iowa paper forms and tax booklets will no longer be available at Cole Library.

Still want paper? Options for state taxes include:

  • Forms and instructions available online at The online form is fillable.
  • Call the forms order line at 1-800-532-1531
  • Request a form by e-mail at
  • Request a form by mail – Iowa Department of Revenue; P.O. Box 10460; Des Moines IA 50306-0460
  • Pick up a booklet at the IDR office on the 4th floor of the Hoover State Office Building, located at 1305 E. Walnut in Des Moines
  • NOTE: due to limited availability, only one booklet will be provided to each customer.

Federal Reproducible Tax Forms and Instructions are
available to copy at Cole Library.
You may use the IRS web site at to search, print, or download tax products and information 24 hours a day.


New Books in January

Browsing Room Fiction
Zero Day / David Baldacci
Sense of an Ending / Julian Barnes
Snow Angel / Glenn Beck with Nicole Baart
Drop / Michael Connelly
Red Mist / Patricia Cornwell
Year We Were Famous / Carole Estby Dagg
Explosive Eighteen / Janet Evanovich
Baby it’s Cold Outside / Addison Fox
Scottish Prisoner / Diana Gabaldon
River of Smoke / Amitav Ghosh
Wrong Man Running / Alan Hruska
Forgotten Affairs of Youth / Alexander McCall Smith
Out of Oz / Gregory Maguire
1Q84 / Haruki Murakami
Velva Jean Learns to Fly / Jennifer Niven
This Burns My Heart / Samuel Park
Where the Shadows Lie / Michael Ridpath
Alloy of Law / Brandon Sanderson
Breath of God / Jeffrey Small
Hotel VendoÌ‚Me / Danielle Steel
Bitter Truth / Charles Todd
If Jack’s in Love / Stephen Wetta

Children’s Books
Snowmen all year / Caralyn Buehner; pictures by Mark Buehner
Pirate Boy / Eve Bunting; illustrated by Julie Fortenberry
One Moon, Two Cats / Laura Godwin; illustrated by Yoko Tanaka
One, the Only Magnificent Me! / Dan Haseltine; pictures by Joel Tanis
Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea / Tony Johnston; illustrated by Stacy Innerst
Neville / Norton Juste; illustrated by G. Brian Karas
Otto: The Boy Who Loved Cars / Kara LaReau; illustrations by Scott Magoon
Hot Rod Hamster / Cynthia Lord; pictures by Derek Anderson
Stars / Mary Lyn Ray and Marla Frazee
This Plus That: Life’s Little Equations / Amy + Krouse + Rosenthal = writer; Jen + Corace = artist
Wild about Books / Judy Sierra; pictures by Marc Brown
Little Owl’s Night / Divya Srinivasan
Your Friend in Fashion, Abby Shapiro / Amy Axelrod
Wildwood / Colin Meloy; illustrations by Carson Ellis
Here Lies Linc / Delia Ray
Fetching / Kiera Stewart

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