2019 Winter Reading Challenge January 1 - January 31 For Kids and Adults of All Ages
Discover a love of reading this winter! We’re challenging everyone to read at least 600 minutes during the month of January - that’s only 20 minutes a day! Register and keep track of your minutes online atmountvernonwa.beanstack.orgor pick up a paper reading log at the library.
Hundreds of libraries and schools across the nation will encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes and books. If we reach the collective goal, “Shark Tank” investor Mark Cuban will donate $35,000 to top participating libraries to expand access to the resources we offer within the community.
Bring Your Bag to the Co-Op; Support the Library
Friends of the Mount Vernon Library will have one of the Tokens for Tomorrow jars across from the registers at the Co-Op through March 31, 2019. Here's how it works:
•The next time you visit the Co-op, remember to bring your own bag with you or use one of the used boxes we keep at the front of the store.
•You’ll receive a Co-op token for each full-sized new paper bag that you save. Each token is worth a nickel.
•Put your token in one of the four jars across from the registers.
•Help the environment and support the library!
Library/Community Center Project Update
The joint project between the City of Mount Vernon and Skagit County government to build a public library, community center and parking structure in downtown Mount Vernon took a leap forward in recent days, as the Mount Vernon City Council unanimously passed a decision to hire a project management company to oversee the design and construction of the project.
The City has selected OAC Services, a Northwest Washington-based company that works alongside various local architectural partners, as well as Lydig Construction Company. OAC has an impressive resume of successful community projects, and a reputation for their strong commitment to identifying and addressing the unique demands of their partner communities. The company will be responsible for assessing how those community demands can best fit onto the project site, located across from the County Courthouse, on Kincaid Street.
The contract commences immediately, and OAC expects to finish the work of this preliminary phase by February 28, 2019.
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.