The Mount Vernon City Library is part of a coalition of libraries joining forces to raise funds through a Library Giving Day campaign. This one-day online fundraising event will occur Thursday, April 23 and will encourage patrons and library lovers to support the library. This campaign reminds us that libraries serve as a cornerstone for our communities. In addition to well-loved books, our library offers innovative programs that promote lifelong learning, connect patrons to technology, and advance knowledge. Join the Library and the Foundation for this first-time event. Our goal is to raise $20,000 to be used to add additional programs to the calendar and augment existing technology and furnishings. A new library is coming and anything raised during this event will be transferable to the facility when it is complete! Click on the Support tab on this site to make your donation. And you don't have to wait until April 23, any donations made between now and then will go toward Library Giving Day.
Securing the Site at 208 Kincaid St. (8/19/19)
The City and County are in discussions to finalize the location at 208 Kincaid St. The property is owned by the County and has served as a parking area for the courthouse and downtown access. The County is making a very valuable contribution to this project by making this property available. A final agreement will enable the City to begin the process of geotechnical survey to determine what the building foundation requirements will be.
In late May the Mount Vernon City Council voted to start accepting millions of dollars in state tax rebate money which primarily supports the building of the parking structure. Although we are still few steps away from a completely financed facility, this marks an important milestone towards a new library and improved library services for our community.
5/21/2019 Design Report - The City of Mount Vernon has released a new library design report. Check it out on the library project page on the city website.