1. The Library will be closed for Thanksgiving on

    Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th

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Latino Leader Series

Get to know some of the Latino leaders within our community. We interviewed professionals in the fields of Education, Healthcare, Human Services, Government, Agriculture, as well as students who are already leaders among their peers. We asked a variety of questions to learn more about the personal experiences that have impacted and influenced them and their idea of leadership.

There are 4 videos in the series:

Working Hard


Food and Family

Favorite Things

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Winter Reading Challenge

If you love reading and you love a Challenge, you're going to love the Library's Winter Reading Challenge for adults. It runs January 2-February 28, 2021. Download a Winter Reading Challenge form (pdf) or pick up a form at the library.

Take of picture of your completed BINGO card and email it to us at the library. Be sure to include your library card number in order to claim your prize!

Click here to download the form

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Library Board of Trustees Opening

Are you passionate about libraries and the work that they do in their communities? Do you value intellectual freedom and want to advocate for the Library? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we encourage you to apply for the open position on our Board of Trustees! Applications will be accepted until  February 1st, 2021.


The Mount Vernon City Library Board of Trustees is a dynamic five-member board, and is responsible for developing Library policies and procedures and acts as an advisory board to City Council on matters relating to the Library. There is no financial compensation for this position, but there is ample opportunity for meaningful public service. Library Board terms are five years, and Board Members can serve a maximum of two terms. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

Click here to apply!

Little Free Libraries - September 2020

Stop by one of our new 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. Please do not return Mount Vernon City Library books to the Little Free Libraries.

Little Free Libraries Map

Summer Discovery

Summer Discovery - August 2020

Are you looking for a neat activity to do with the kids? The Mount Vernon City Library and Parks Department have teamed up to provide a fun enrichment and learning opportunity for Kids. Summer Discovery is a four-week program running August 5th - September 9th, 2020. Each week pick up a great packet of fun activities at any of the Parks / Libraries Little Free Library locations or check the activities online.

Summer Discovery Activities

COVID-19 Resources - June 2020

If you’re wondering if the library is open, how to get a card online, or want to know about youth, health, food, and business resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, this page is for you!

Click here to see our COVID-19 Resource Page

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Unemployment Quick Guide - May 2020

The library has created a new unemployment quick guide that includes all the questions found on the state and extended federal unemployment application. This guide will make it easier to prepare for filing and allow you to save your work prior to applying for unemployment. 

Please share this with anyone who may need it in the community. 

Download a copy - Word

Download a copy - Text

Youth & Family Resources - April 2020

Check out our new youth and family page with tons of resources, including education ideas, links to online storytimes, and activities for all ages.  

Online Library Guide - March 2020

The library building may be closed, but we are still hard at work making sure items and services are available to you online. We know many people are turning to reading during these uncertain times and we are making sure that eBooks and eAudiobooks are readily available for our patrons. If you have used Libby/Overdrive for online materials, you may have noticed we are part of what is called “Washington Anytime Libraries” which is a group that shares digital materials across the state. To ensure our patrons get access to materials quickly, we are currently spending more on our personal collection- meaning MVCL card holders have access to these titles faster.

Check Out Our Online Library Guide! ¡Vea nuestra guía de biblioteca en línea!