Mesa County Libraries

Mission / Strategic Plan

Mesa County Libraries serve downtown Grand Junction with our Central Library, and seven branch libraries serve communities throughout Mesa County.

Mission Statement

Mesa County Libraries provide information and enrichment to our community, and connection to the world.

Library Values Statement

We at our library value:


Strategic Plan


2013 Strategic Plan

2008 Strategic Plan


How is the Mesa County Public Library District funded?

The Library District is heavily reliant on property taxes to support operations. As a result, the general economy and the changes in property values have a major impact on the District’s revenue streams.


The Library District receives most of its funding through a 3.00 mill levy that appears on individual property owner’s tax bills. This was approved by Mesa County voters in 1990. Additional revenue sources include Specific Ownership Taxes, fines on overdue materials, charges for services, interest income, reimbursement for lost library materials, and other miscellaneous items. The Mesa County Public Library Foundation contributes additional support through fundraising projects.


In 1997 the voters approved the Library District’s to be exempted from certain TABOR limitations.


Specific financial information is detailed in annual financial updates including the annual audits and annual reports found at the bottom of our Board/Reports page.

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.

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