Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County

201 North Mulberry Street
Mount Vernon, Ohio, 43050
(740) 392-BOOK
Main Branch Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9 A.M. - 9 P.M.
Friday & Saturday: 9 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Sunday: 1 P.M. - 5 P.M.

Mobile Site

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  • Homework Help
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Spring Display Wall behind Children's Circulation Desk

Use the tabs above to see a schedule of events, download children's audiobooks, play games and more! Materials and services offered on the Children's floor at the main branch are listed below.

Patron Computers

Five computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office Software are available to patrons under the age of 18 and to adults who are accompanying a minor. Patrons must register for a half-hour slot (one hour, if doing homework) at the circulation desk.

AWE Early Literacy Stations

Two AWE Early Literacy Stations are available for young children. These stations have an abundance of educational software with sound and a touch screen to enhance the learning experience. The child's caregiver must register the child for a half-hour session at the circulation desk.


Separate Story Times are offered for babies, toddlers and preschool children who are accompanied by an adult. Registration is required for all of these programs. School age children can attend the after-school "Wacky Wednesdays" program. Children of all ages are invited to participate in the annual Summer Reading Program. Check the calendar tab above for schedules. For more information about any of these programs, please call (740) 392-BOOK, ext. 248.


Materials offered on the children's floor at the main branch include:

  • Fiction Picture Books
  • Leveled Beginning and Easy Reader Books
  • Cardboard Books
  • Fiction Chapter Books
  • Nonfiction books
  • Parent/Teacher books
  • Science Fair Collection
  • Books on CD, tape and Playaway
  • Music CD's
  • Fiction and nonfiction DVD's and Videos
  • Leap frog cassettes and machines
  • Ebooks (can be accessed via Internet)

Teacher Services

Teachers may register for a Teacher Loan Card which allows them to have materials for six weeks. They may also request subject units. Full information regarding these services can be found on the Teacher Services flier, or by calling (740) 392-BOOK, ext. 248.


Patron Computer



AWE Station



Story Time Room












Click on a date on the calendar or an event in the list for more information. Or use our full page calendar of all Children's Events at the Main Branch.

(Calendar events are subject to change. Please check back frequently to confirm an event.)