Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and First Lady Fran DeWine Celebrate Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio Milestones

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine announced today two major milestones with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio, the free book program available to Ohio families with children under the age of 5.

More than 50% of eligible children – birth to age 5 – are now enrolled in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio, which means 362,295 Ohio children will receive a free book in the mail this month.Read full story

Library Ohio Writers Series Continues with Michael Croley

MOUNT VERNON, OHIO– The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County has extended its popular community book discussion program into November with a visit from Ohio Writer Michael Croley, author of Any Other Place: Stories. Touted as “…a story collection of immense power” by National Book Award-winning author Min Jin Lee, Croley’s stories “…take us from the Appalachian regions of rural Kentucky to Memphis to a village in South Korea in thirteen engaging stories of displacement, belonging and love.”Read full story

Lyn Ford, Affrilachian Storyteller and Author to Visit Public Library on October 11

 

MOUNT VERNON, OHIO– The Public Library’s Ohio Writers Series presents its final installment on Tuesday, October 11, featuring internationally acclaimed Ohio storyteller and author Lyn Ford. To celebrate Lyn’s work, the Library will offer a book giveaway of her collection Affrilachian Tales: Folktales from the African-American Tradition.Read full story

“Books Unite Us – Censorship Divides Us” at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County

The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County has a new partnership with PEN America, celebrating Banned Books Week, September 18-24. This year’s theme is “Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us.” Our 2022 Banned Books Week activities include:
A community read and book giveaway of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel, Fahrenheit 451.
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Ohio Writers Series: Joey Kim and Ayendy Bonifacio

 

The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County has a special treat lined up for patrons on Tuesday, August 9, when it welcomes Toledo, Ohio based poets Joey Kim and Ayendy Bonifacio. This event is part of the ongoing Ohio Writers Series at the Main Library, and like other events it includes readings by the authors, delicious mocktails, and an audience Q & A.Read full story

The Big Library Read Begins Today, July 13-27, 2022

Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County Offers Riveting USA Today Bestselling Novel for Worldwide Digital Book Club

“The Girl in His Shadow” ebook and audiobook now available for reading and discussion with global audience

 

Mount Vernon, OH – July 13, 2022 – Booklovers in Knox County can dive into a suspenseful USA Today bestselling novel during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club.… Read full story