The City of Mount Vernon and Skagit County held a joint meeting on March 28, 2018 and adopted an agreement to create a cooperative relationship and collaborate on shared projects to meet the needs of the community. On July 25, 2018, Mount Vernon City Council and the Skagit County commissioners voted to continue with the project.
The Library/Community Center is now in the planning and design phase, with construction slated to start in 2019. A 28,000 ft2, multi-story building will be located at 208 Kincaid St., and will include a rooftop gathering space, large lobby, and 275-350 parking spaces.
Public input from focus groups and a community survey indicated a desire for an enhanced youth learning space, educational and fitness programs, conference rooms/ study rooms, a maker and tech arts space, and a community kitchen.
There's still time to log your minutes and collect prizes for summer reading! Grand prize drawings will be held Friday, August 31 at 3 p.m. You do not have to be present to win!
Become a power user with our Niche Academy.
Mount Vernon City Library Academy includes video tutorials for digital content, such as downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, Novelist Plus, TumbleBook Library, Mango Languages, and more.
The Library offers printing from your laptop or mobile device on our wireless network. You can print Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader files, many image files, and web pages (only works at the library).
Hot Ticket: Our new monthly email newsletter comes out the first Monday of the month. The newsletter is a simple way to stay connected to all the great new materials, programs, and special events happening in the library. Sign up here.
Did you know that library events are posted first on Facebook? This fall on Facebook we will also have fun contests, cool library tips, and even a chance or two to mold the future direction of the Library. Just saying.