The Library Foundation Believes:
- Libraries enrich the lives of everyone!
- In promoting literacy, learning, and economic development through 21st century technology.
- Mesa County residents value their library.
- Public funding alone will not allow the library to reach its full potential.
Established in 1994, the Mesa County Public Library Foundation is an independent organization developed for the purpose of helping the library reach its full potential in serving Mesa County residents. Mesa County Libraries has a long tradition of excellent library service at its eight locations.
Foundation Board of Directors
Officers: Jane Fine Foster (President), Trevor Johnson (Vice President), Lin Irvin (Secretary/Treasurer)
Board Members: Kevin Bray, Cindy Cyphers, Laurie Tashiro, Jill Delavan, Sherrie Galloway, Steve Watson
Library Director – Sustaining: Joseph Sanchez
The Mesa County Public Library Foundation supports the fundraising needs to enhance Mesa County Public Library District (dba: Mesa County Libraries) efforts to provide materials and services for the information, learning, and popular reading needs of all citizens and organizations of Mesa County. The Foundation raises funds for special programs, projects, endowment gifts, and its general fund that will serve the community’s public library for many years to come.
Statement of Charitable Purpose
Mesa County Public Library Foundation is a private non-profit organization which exists solely to enhance the library services and programs of the Mesa County Public Library District. The Foundation seeks gifts of support to meet the financial needs for long-term, endowment, and capital efforts of the library district.
Exciting news for 2017! De Beque gets a new, school-based public library!
Did you know that Mesa County Libraries have a branch in De Beque? Located in the De Beque school building, the De Beque Branch provides books, educational programs, online resources, and convenient computer and WiFi access to the community.
The De Beque Branch has been a cooperative venture between the Mesa County Public Library District and De Beque School District 49-JT since 1994. In November 2015, De Beque voters approved a ballot measure to build a new elementary school and library to replace the aging and deteriorating existing facility.
When the new building opens in 2017, De Beque residents – and students – will have a larger, more comfortable library, with continued access to all of the resources that Mesa County Libraries offer. The De Beque Branch project fulfills Mesa County Libraries’ mission by providing 21st century technological skills along with materials and services to enrich lives and build community through opportunities to learn, discover, create, and connect.
We invite you to support the De Beque Branch Project in order to strengthen the social and economic opportunities for the community’s residents and students. The Mesa County Public Library Foundation is grateful for the continued support of its donors.
Supporting the Foundation
The Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions are tax deductible. Gifts of cash, stock, bonds and bequests are welcome.
Donate by Mail:
To mail your tax-deductible gift, please print this form and send to:
Mesa County Public Library Foundation
P.O. Box 3668
Grand Junction, CO 81502
For more information about the Foundation or donating, please call Joseph at (970) 683-2424.
Documents and Additional Information
For individuals, businesses or funders who are looking for more specific information about the Library Foundation and its status with Colorado state, please go to the Secretary of State’s website: www.sos.state.co.us. Once on the site go to Business and Licensing area, scroll down and click onto Charity & Fundraiser Search link. A box will appear and type in Mesa County Public Library Foundation, click on the Search toggle. This will lead you to the state’s information that supports the official standing of the foundation.