New dates for Fruita branch storytime

Parents and caregivers, please note that beginning on Monday, September 14th, story time at the Fruita branch library will be on Mondays at 10 a.m.    Also, during Labor Day week (the week of September 7th), there will be no story time.


Six-week Youth Leadership Toastmasters training offered Oct. 1-Nov. 5 at Central Library

Youth Leadership Toastmasters, a six-week course for teens designed to take the sting out of public speaking, will be offered Thursdays beginning Oct. 1 at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction. The workshop-style course, open to youths in grades 6-12, helps participants become good communicators and develop […]

Neighbors Read September 2015

Tonight at Neighbor’s Read: songs from Schoolhouse Rock!

Join us at the Central Library tonight at 6:30pm where kids from Creative Avenues will perform songs from Schoolhouse Rock Live! Neighbors Read is a family program that happens at 6:30pm every Thursday where we welcome guests from the local community to read with us and share presentations, stories and all-around-awesomeness about what they do. […]

09-17-15 Social Security

Social Security information presentation set for Sept. 17 at Central Library  

  A representative of the Social Security Administration will present “Social Security Benefits and You,” an overview of benefits available through Social Security, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library Community Room, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction. Topics to be covered include retirement benefits, disability benefits, […]

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Mesa County Libraries book clubs discuss variety of titles in September and October

Book clubs at Mesa County Libraries offer opportunities for readers to enjoy quality books, to participate in interesting discussions, and to talk with other readers. Library book clubs are open to anyone interested in participating.   Here is a roundup of what the clubs are reading in September and October:   Kiva Book Club: “The […]


Mesa County Libraries in 1901

1897 saw the formation of the Woman’s Library Association in Grand Junction. This organization had determined a need for a free public library in the city and was dedicated to making the goal a reality. In 1900 the association received a promise of $5,000 from renowned philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to build a new library. Construction […]


September Dog Ears starts this week at the Central Library

Do you love reading? Do you love dogs? Do you love reading to dogs?? If you do (or you think you might), you’re in luck – four Mesa County Libraries locations host Dog Ears every month! What is Dog Ears, you may be wondering? It’s an opportunity for kids to get some one-on-one time with […]


Water Bears: The Ultimate Superhero – Tonight at Jr. Scientist

Colorado Mesa University professor Dr. Aparna Palmer presents “Water Bears: The Ultimate Superhero” tonight at 6:30pm in the Central Library Community Room. Water bears are microscopic animals that can survive water shortages and are the only animals we know of that can survive in space! Learn all about these amazing creatures tonight.