| Cole Corner: Meet librarians at the Linn County Fair
by Cathy Boggs · June 22, 2017
The Linn County Fair is June 28-July 3. This year, there will be something new at the fair - Linn County librarians.
Cole Corner: Let's work together to raise monarchs
by Cathy Boggs · June 15, 2017
Butterflies are one of the wonderful things about summer.
Cole Corner: Get reading to help build tower of books
by Cathy Boggs · June 7, 2017
Do you like to read? Do you use Cole Library? Then help us build a tower of books.
Cole Corner: Teens invited to take part in Summer Reading Program
by Grace Rowray · June 1, 2017
With school letting out last week, Cole Library kicks off our Summer Reading Program. While most people have experienced the children's side of the Summer Reading Program, it hasn't always been about logging minutes, collecting stickers, and receiving a t-shirt at the end.
Titus Lee Robinson
June 1, 2017
Kristen and Jason Robinson of Mount Vernon announce the birth of their son, Titus Lee. He was born March 9, 2017, weighing 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measuring 20 1/4 inches. He was welcomed home by his sisters, Korah and Josie.
Cole Corner: Join Iowa Goatsinger in Lewis Carroll - inspired show
by Cathy Boggs · May 25, 2017
Not every community can boast that they have a goatsinger. We are lucky to have The Iowa Goatsinger, Mike Moran, in ours.
Goodriches mark 50th anniversary
May 25, 2017
Harold and Shirley Goodrich of Mount Vernon are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary June 1.
Cole Corner: Surf Ballroom plays role in WWII story
by Cathy Boggs · May 18, 2017
When Stars Over Clear Lake was published, I had to get it for our library.
Meredith Kay Brown
May 18, 2017
Meredith Kay Brown was born Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 22 inches long.
Sarah Ileen Siegle
May 18, 2017
Joe and Katie Siegle announce the birth of a baby girl, Sarah Ileen Siegle, born April 20, 2017, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Sarah weighed 8 lbs., 3 oz., and measured 20 inches long at birth. She was welcomed home by older brother Aaron.
Cole Corner: Build a Better World with Cole Library this summer
by Cathy Boggs · May 11, 2017
The summer reading program "Build A Better World" is starting at Cole Library, Mount Vernon's Public Library. The kickoff party at Hills Bank and Trust is Tuesday, May 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Cole Corner: Cole has prize winners in special Pulitzer year
by Cathy Boggs · May 4, 2017
The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced in April. The prize is not just for books, but also for journalism.
Daxon Camrel Leeper
May 4, 2017
Daxon Camrel Leeper was born at 6:12 a.m. March 23, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. He weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and was 20 3/4 inches long.
Cole Corner: Library reps dive into Chalk the Walk action
by Grace Rowray · April 27, 2017
Everyone at Cole Library loves all the amazing community events that go on in Mount Vernon, but Chalk the Walk is certainly one of our favorites.
Cole Corner: Chance on first-time author often pays off
by Cathy Boggs · April 20, 2017
If you've been to my book talks, or talked to me about books, you know that I am a huge fan of first novels.