National Library Week 2021, April 4-10

This week, the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County encourages all community members to visit their website to explore and access virtual services and programs. The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County offers a wide array of online resources that are available from the comfort of home, including Hoopla, Libby, Ancestry Online, Fold3, Acorn TV, Kanopy, Chilton Library online repair database, Transparent Language, Universal Class, business research databases and more.… Read full story

Virtual Author Visit with Ohio Author Karen Meyer

 

Monday, March 11, 2021 via Zoom at 7:00 PM

KAREN MEYER’S passion for history began as a young girl and led her to copy an early Ohio settler’s diary in her senior year of high school. After earning a bachelor’s degree cum laude in English and Education, she became an Air Force wife, and over the course of nine years lived in places as far away as Labrador.… Read full story

Stranger Than Nonfiction

As writers, we make things up, invent, lie, contrive, exaggerate, understate—whatever it takes to get the job done. But nonfiction is supposed to be true, isn’t it? Unlike fiction, shouldn’t nonfiction always be realistic? Believable? Factual? No. Nonfiction can be just as full of magic, imagination, and impossible beings and phenomena as the most fantastic fiction.… Read full story

2020 Knox County Battle of the Books “Virtual” Team Championship Results

Congratulations to the 2020 Knox County Battle of the Books Team Champions, Twin Oak Elementary School and this year’s second place team, Columbia Elementary School.

The year-long reading competition, open to teams of Knox County fifth graders, is sponsored by Central Ohio Technical College, Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County and Friends of the Library.… Read full story