1. The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving on

    Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th

   

Outreach Services


The Mount Vernon City Library strives to provide equitable services to all people in our community by providing library outreach services and programs at locations outside of the library to share with our vibrant Mount Vernon community.

If your event or location is in Mount Vernon, WA, please reach out to mvlibrary@mountvernonwa.gov to arrange library outreach services. We look forward to hearing from you!



School Visits


Our Outreach Librarian visits classes at all grade levels within the Mount Vernon School District, Conway School District, including preschools, private schools and the Skagit Valley College. For these visits we typically plan storytimes, STEM or art activities to support classroom learning. We also offer school visits to share information with students and staff about library services and resources and how to access them. In addition, the library often attends school events to offer opportunities to sign up for library cards and share library information with students and their families.


Community Events


You can find our library outreach staff at popular community events such as the Skagit County Fair, Tulip Festival Street Fair, Salmon Festival, Children’s Art Festival, Mount Vernon Farmer’s Market and more. At these events we provide information about library services, offer library card sign-ups, and bring fun activities for all ages to participate in. If you are planning an event you would like the library to attend, send us an email with the event details to mvlibrary@mountvernonwa.gov


Childcare Provider Services


  • Get a library card for your childcare agency! Visit our Get A Card Page and apply today!
  • Storytimes lead by library staff at licensed childcare agencies within Mount Vernon. 
  • Personal Shopping Services, we can select library materials appropriate for your agency and get them ready for you to pick up.
  • Delivery of library materials to home based child care providers.


StoryWalk®


A StoryWalk® is a fun and educational activity that puts the pages of a children’s book around different parts of a community or park, encouraging young and old to walk around and read the entire book together!  StoryWalk®s encourage time spent active and outdoors, inspire outdoor exploration, and foster a sense of community. Every season there will be a new bilingual book chosen for the Hillcrest Park StoryWalk®.

Click here to vote for our next Storywalk book!


Little Free Libraries


Stop by one of our Little Free Libraries in Mount Vernon at Bakerview Park, Edgewater Park, Hillcrest Park, or the Mount Vernon City Library garden.

These Little Free Libraries are sponsored by Friends of the Mount Vernon Library and books in these boxes are free to keep! Anyone may take or share books. You do not need to share a book in order to take one. 

Little Free Libraries Map


Residentiary Facility Outreach


The library offers Outreach Services and programs to residentiary facilities such as assisted living facilities, juvenile detention, and other locations upon request. If your Mount Vernon facility is interested in creating a library service program, please contact us at

mvlibrary@mountvernonwa.gov.