Kitchens of the Great Midwest selected as One Book 2016

The holiday season is undeniably known for food–it’s power to bring people together, to make memories, to share traditions, and make mere ingredients into something much more special with a little creativity. In that spirit, we’re happy to announce our One Book, One Mesa County selection for 2016. Kitchens of the Great Midwest, author J. […]


Ruby Lee Reservoir – A Remnant From The Year 1911

The name Garmesa sounds made up but it is derived from the border of Garfield and Mesa County.  Garmesa was a corporate ranching community that operated from 1911 to 1920. For it’s time it was state of the art with funding from the Quaker Oats Corporation. In order for the ranch to succeed it needed […]

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Culture Fest 2015 Recap

The seventh annual Art Show and Culture Fest held on Nov. 6 and Nov. 7 showcased the rich culture, vitality and vibrant diversity of Mesa County. On Friday night, Nov. 6, the library celebrated Mesa County artists by hosting a juried Art Show Reception. A part of First Friday, the reception featured beautiful works of […]


Still creepy after all these years

Published in 1963,  The Collector,  by John Fowles, gives readers one of the first, and still one of the best, psychological thrillers.  Frederick Clegg is a dull and colorless nobody whose only passion is for the butterflies he captures and mounts. That is, until he sees a beautiful girl. Miranda Grey, an art student, dazzling and full […]


New Bike Fixit Station at Central!

Need some air in your tires?  Want to tighten up those loose handlebars or adjust your brakes?  Now you can do all that and more with our new DERO Fixit bike repair station at the Central Library!  The station has an air pump and all the basic tools you need to mount your bike and […]


Writer’s Resources For NaNoWriMo and Beyond

During National Novel Writing Month, many people dedicate themselves to writing at least 50,000 words in a month (Mesa County Public Library is hosting a few NaNoWriMo meetups in November). Many other fiction writers, poets, and creative non-fiction writers maintain a writing practice year round. Still others would like to write, but don’t know how […]

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970West Studio Open House set for 4-7 p.m. Nov. 18

The public is invited to walk through and learn more about the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio at an Open House from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. This unique public multimedia production studio is located at Fifth Street and Ouray Avenue, just north of the Central Library. The public Open House will include self-guided […]

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Library Foundation sets stage to create unique new Wild Colorado mobile app

The Mesa County Public Library Foundation is setting the stage to develop a wildlife-identification and outdoor-recreation mobile app that will bring the research power of the library to users’ smartphones. The Wild Colorado app will contain a searchable database of Colorado mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles that lets users identify wildlife they see while enjoying […]


Visit A State Park With Your Library Card

With a Mesa County Libraries card you can now check out a backpack with binoculars, educational materials, and a pass to any of the 42 state parks in Colorado! Our library is participating in the brand new Check Out Colorado program. The backpacks can be checked out at the Central Library for 7 days. It is a […]