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Cole Corner: Fall in love with graphic novels
by Grace Chamberlain · February 5, 2016
This Valentine's Day, I want to share a subset of the Cole Library collection that I absolutely love: graphic novels.

Cole Corner: Smiley delivers satisfying read in Iowa-based trilogy
by Cathy Boggs · January 29, 2016

Cole Corner: New subscriptions include Parents, Gameinformer
by Cathy Boggs · January 23, 2016
When people think of libraries, books come to mind. But, another type of reading material we offer is magazines.

Cole Corner: Warm up winter nights with hot read contest
by Cathy Boggs · January 15, 2016
To encourage you to brave the cold and head to Cole Library to check out this stack of books, we are having a reading contest for adults - HOT READS for COLD NIGHTS.

Start 2016 off right with great YA titles
by Grace Chamberlain · January 7, 2016

Cole Corner: Easy to stock up on books before library's winter break
by Cathy Boggs · December 17, 2015

Cole Corner: Easy to stock up on books before library's winter break
by Cathy Boggs · December 15, 2015
As a shared facility, when Cornell College closes so does the Mount Vernon Public Library. This year we close Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 4:30 p.m. and will reopen Monday, Jan. 4, at 8 a.m.

Cole Corner: Public input has big impact on plans
by Cathy Boggs · December 11, 2015
Every five years, Cole Public Library sends out a survey to Mount Vernon community members to ask questions about library use and non-use.

Cole Corner: Hitting the road? Check out an audio, ebook
by Grace Chamberlain · December 2, 2015
Cole Library is a member of Bridges, a consortium of online Iowa libraries, where you can check out ebooks and audio books and download or stream them through your device.

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November 25, 2015
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Cole Corner: Coloring -It's not just for kids anymore
by Cathy Boggs · November 17, 2015
The latest craze is coloring books specially designed for adults.

Cole Corner: Books inspire happy holiday cooking
by Cathy Boggs · November 11, 2015
As your friendly neighborhood librarian and occasional holiday hostess, I have purchased several new cookbooks sure to put the "happy" back in "holiday."

Cole Corner: Rounding up new titles at Texas conference
by Grace Chamberlain · November 5, 2015
A few weeks ago, I packed up my previously-stored-away shorts, t-shirts and sunscreen and flew down to Austin, Texas.  

Cole Corner: New large print titles hit library shelves
by Cathy Boggs · October 29, 2015

Cole Corner: Explore Man Booker winner, short list
by Cathy Boggs · October 23, 2015
The Man Booker Prize winner was announced Oct. 13 - The Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James, an English professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn.
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