*Please note there are no storytimes in June*

Summer Explorers
Tuesdays in June and August
 10:30 a.m.
Ages 3-6 with caregiver

Summer is a great time for exploring! Fun, hands-on activities will alternate each week between indoor/outdoor gardening and messy science. 

"Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading Program
June 18 - August 31
For youth from birth to age 18

Summer reading begins June 18! Sign up at the library or online at mountvernonwa.beanstack.org. Complete reading activities and meet reading goals to earn books, bookmarks, and prizes.

Rocky Raccoon - Summer Reading Mascot
June 19 - July 31

Meet Rocky Raccoon, this year’s Summer Reading Mascot. Starting June 19, she’ll be hiding in a downtown Mount Vernon business storefront window - you don't have to go into the store to find her. She’ll move to a new location every Tuesday during the summer. If you spot her, come to the library, tell us where, and get a little prize.

Summer Art Series
Tuesdays from June 19 - July 31 *no class Tuesday, July 3*
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 12 - 18

Learn introductory drawing and painting techniques at this 6-week art workshop. You will receive a raffle ticket each week you come, for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Tri-Dee Arts. All supplies are provided. Pre-registration is encouraged. 

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality
Tuesday, June 19, Wednesday, June 20
Tuesday, June 26 & Wednesday, June 27
12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Ages 13+

Experience the magic of virtual reality with Oculus Rift. Want to participate? All you have to do is be at least 13 years old and have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian. Pre-registration is encouraged. 

Juggling Circus with Wren and Della
Thursday, June 21
2 p.m.
All ages
Skagit Riverwalk Park

Join us for an entertaining family juggling show at Skagit Riverwalk Park. Don't forget to bring your chairs! In the event of rain, this program will be held at Mount Vernon City Library 

Music Maker Experiments
Wednesday, June 27
4 p.m.
Recommended for ages 5 - 12

Experiment with sound at various activity stations. 

Drumming Workshop with Ray Soriano
Wednesday, July 11
4 p.m.
All ages

Join Ray Soriano for a drumming workshop that emphasizes fun, inclusion, creative expressions, and honors cultural traditions.

Reading Magic Show with Jeff Evans
Wednesday, July 18
3:30 p.m.
Recommended for ages 5+

Discover the amazing things that happen when you open a book and read!

Read the Book, See the Movie "Mr. Popper's Penguins"
Saturday, July 28
2:30 p.m.
Lincoln Theatre/Pine Square

Come watch "Mr. Popper's Penguins" for FREE at the Lincoln Theatre. Then, after the movie, enjoy a FREE BBQ and ice cream social in Pine Square. FREE copies of the book will be given out, while supplies last. Sponsored by Mount Vernon Elks #1604.

Paint War at Edgewater Park
Tuesday, August 7
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ages 11-18

Prepare to get painted! Be sure to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty (for best results, wear white) and bring and old towel. Event will be held rain or shine. 


Weekly- see calendar for schedule

Storytime is an opportunity for parents to introduce their children to reading and language in a fun way. At Storytime, children have an opportunity to do activities that promote development and learning. See a list of our storytimes here. 

Tales for Tails 
First Saturday of the Month 
(No Tales for Tails July-September)
1-2 p.m.

Dogs on Call, an all-volunteer organization of certified therapy dogs, presents this reading program for reluctant readers (and readers who just love dogs). Reading to dogs helps put kids at ease and makes reading more enjoyable. Recommended for ages 6-12.

LEGO Building 
Wednesdays from 3-7:30 p.m.
Saturdays from 2-4:30 p.m.

We supply the LEGOs, you bring your imagination.  All ages welcome. 

Play and Learn
Fridays and Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m.

Drop-in for self-guided kindergarten readiness activities for caregivers and children to explore together. 


Display Cases 

Do you have a collection you would like to display at the library in one of our two display cases? Sign-up!

Birthday Club 

Get a birthday present from the Library! Visit the birthday bulletin board next time you come to the Library. Children ages 1 to 14 years may join the Birthday Club by filling out a form with their name, age, birthday and favorite book. During your birthday month, we will display your form on our bulletin board. You may pick up a birthday present from the Youth Services desk any time during that month. The Birthday Club is sponsored by the Mount Vernon Red Apple Market, and the Mount Vernon City Library.


315 Snoqualmie St, Mt Vernon, WA 98273 • (360) 336-6209 • libraryreference@mountvernonwa.gov 

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10AM–8PM • Friday & Saturday 10AM–5PM • Sunday: Closed