Mesa County Libraries serve downtown Grand Junction with our Central Library, and seven branch libraries serve communities throughout Mesa County.
Mesa County Libraries provide information and enrichment to our community, and connection to the world.
Library Values Statement
We at our library value:
- Excellent customer service
- Open and respectful access to all
- Diversity, intellectual freedom, and personal privacy
- Collaboration with local agencies and organizations
- Effective and efficient stewardship of library resources
- Staff for their initiative, flexibility, and teamwork.
- Goal #1 – Mesa County Libraries stimulate the curiosities of new and existing library users, who will find what they want readily available and who will receive expert assistance.
- Goal # 2 – Mesa County Libraries attract a diverse range of Mesa County residents into the Libraries’ comfortable and welcoming physical and virtual places.
- Goal #3 – Mesa County Libraries provide the technology and training necessary to participate in and keep pace with the online world and to aid business development in our community.
- Goal #4 – Mesa County Libraries support K – 12 education by ensuring that students have the resources they need to succeed in school.
- Goal #5 – Mesa County Libraries improve the foundational literacy skills of adult learners throughout Mesa County.
How is the Mesa County Public Library District funded?
As of 2010 the Library District receives 89% of its funding through a 3 mill tax levy that appears on property tax bills approved by Mesa County taxpayers in 1990. Tax revenue from Specific Ownership Taxes brings in another 8%. 3% of the library revenue is derived from fines, fees, grants and donations.
Who governs Mesa County Public Library District and how is it run?
A seven-member volunteer Board of Trustees is appointed by the Mesa County Board of Commissioners to establish library policy, including issues related to expansion.