Registration open for Summer Reading Programs

Registration for the Build a Better World, 2017 Summer Reading Program begins on Friday, May 26 at the Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Mount Vernon.

Participants can stop up on the upper level Children’s Floor to register for the summer reading program in Mount Vernon.

Storytime will be held on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the lower level multipurpose room.  The dates are: 5/30, 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27

Elementary age programming will be held at the Y-Sports Center, 200 W. Chestnut Street on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., except for 6/15 and 7/6.  The dates and titles are:

6/1-Orange Barrel Productions presents “Building a Better You! An Interactive Theatrical Presentation

6/8-The Columbus Zoo

6/15-Library Free Day at the Movies!  Meet at Premier Theatres at 10:00 a.m., 11535 Upper Gilchrist Road, for a free showing of the hit movie, “Monster Trucks.” Open to the public. Free admission.

6/22-Spi Spot-“Get Crafty and Construct Your Happy Habitat”

6/28-Duke Otherwise:  Clever Wordplay, Tap Dancing, and Superb Music!

7/6-“Hang Out with Wheels!” Meet in the Parking Lot behind the Library and the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church from 10:00 am. -12:00 pm. Families can visit and take photos with vehicles of all sizes, shapes and functions and meet their owners.  Free and open to the public.  Children who reached their reading goals may bring their Reading Records to the lower level multipurpose room at the main library to receive a free book, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

Special summer reading program scheduled for library branches:

5/31-Orange Barrel Productions at Gambier @ 10:00 a.m., Fredericktown @ 1:00 p.m., Old Fredericktown Gymnasium, 117 Columbus Road, Fredericktown.

6/1-Orange Barrel Productions at St. Luke Community Center, Danville @ 1:00

6/7-The Columbus Zoo at Gambier @ 10:00 p.m., Fredericktown @ 1:00 p.m.

6/8-The Columbus Zoo at St. Luke Community Center @ 1:00 p.m.

6/15-Annual Library Free Movie Day at Premier Theatres of Mount Vernon, 11535 Upper Gilchrist Road, 10:00 a.m., all are welcome, free admission to hit movie,”Monster Trucks”.

Registration is also open now for the branch locations, participants can stop in or contact: Fredericktown Community Library, 1 Burgett Drive, 740-694-2665, Danville Public Library, 512 S. Market Street, 740-599-2665, and Gambier Community Library, 115 Meadow Lane , 740- 427-2665.

For more information, call the main library at 740-392-2665  visit, or email

SRP - Fredericktown