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Summer Reading / Lectura de verano

Starts June 19th

Read books and earn prizes!

Leer libros y ganar premios!

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Program Starts June 19th.

Cool Things to Borrow

Library Telescope Program

Thanks to the Island County Astronomical Society

The Mount Vernon Public Library has added two Orion StarBlast 4.5 inch telescope that you can check out with your library card for two weeks.

The telescope was donated by Island County Astronomical Society and they help support it with occasional classes and their own meetings to share information and activities. This is part of a national program established by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society.

It is a great family activity and there lots of books in our library to introduce you to the skies. The telescope is loaned out for two weeks at a time. We anticipate requests to be high throughout the spring and summer months.

To be placed on the list to check it out or for more information, please call us at (360) 336-6209.


Magpie Murders

by Anthony Horowitz

"Susan Ryeland is a London book editor who has just received the latest manuscript from one of her most irascible authors, Alan Conway. But the manuscript's ending appears to be missing and she learns that Conway has committed suicide. As Ryeland learns more about his death, she starts to question whether a murder has occurred and begins to investigate. Magpie Murders is a delightful, clever mystery-within-a-mystery. Horowitz shows real mastery of his craft. This is a terrific, modern take on the traditional mystery with ingenious puzzles to solve."

- Andrea Larson, Cook Memorial Library


The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women

by Kate Moore

Radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the Great War.

Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” are the luckiest alive–until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.


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What It Means When a Man Falls From the Sky

by Lesley Nneka Arimah

From NPR: "A stunning collection of short stories from Caine-Prize shortlisted and Commonwealth Writer's Prize winner."


Broken River

by J. Robert Lennon

Following a string of affairs, Karl and Eleanor are giving their marriage one last shot: they're moving with their twelve-year-old daughter Irina from Brooklyn to a newly renovated, apparently charming old house near the upstate New York town of Broken River.



by Fredrik Backman

From PW: "The bestselling author of A Man Called Ove tells a poignant story of a hockey town paralyzed by scandal. Jobs are disappearing and Beartown is slowly dying, so for its citizens, hockey is everything. Backman asks, "Why does everyone care about hockey? Because hockey tells stories."