Picture Book of the Week: Under the Pig Tree

Are you looking for a great introduction to the history of pigs? Well, this week’s picture book is the wrong place to start. Margie Palatini’s Under A Pig Tree: A History of the Noble Fruit is supposed to be about figs, but an unfortunate mishap from the publisher changes all of the Fs into Ps, […]


New Videos Added to Veterans Remember Project

As part of our 970West Digital Collection, the Veterans Remember Project seeks to collect and document the memories, thoughts, and experiences of U.S. military veterans who live in Mesa County.  New accounts of WWII experiences by local residents Guido Bagett and Elbert Floyd have been added to our collection.  View all videos on our Veterans […]


Practice ACT test offered Aug. 22 at Mesa County Central Library

High-school students who plan to take the ACT exam before college can take a practice test and learn more about the ACT from 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction.   At this ACT Test Prep event, students will take a full-length […]


The Summer Reading Program ends on August 1st!

Do you still have unclaimed prizes to pick up for the Summer Reading Program? Be sure to drop by your Mesa County Libraries location to claim your prizes and turn in your reading logs by 5pm on August 1st. It’s been a great summer! We’ve welcomed a wide variety of guests and entertainers, helped out […]

Big Laugh Puppet Show 2015

Prepare for the Big Laugh puppet show today at 2pm!

The Ice Pie Players are a traveling troupe of lovable puppet-beings, and they are coming to town! They will perform The Big Laugh, a hilarious puppet show to tickle our funny bones, today at 2pm in the Central Library Community Room. While you’re at the library, be sure to turn in your completed Summer Reading […]


Images of the West program on Wednesday, July 29 at 6:00 PM

  Local photographer Randy Langstraat has been capturing the majestic landscapes and rock art of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah for years. His work reflects the beauty, history, and variety of our region. Randy’s photography also makes up part of  the 970West Digital Collection at Mesa County Libraries. The 970West Digital Collection captures the unique aspects […]


Say goodbye to the summer with a crafting bonanza

Perler beads! summer camp crafts! jewelry! And much more! Remember all that cool stuff we did every Tuesday this summer? Come by for a crafting bonanza where you can finish your projects or try something else with the leftover supplies we still have! Bid the summer and Make It Tuesdays adieu, and don’t forget to […]

Jr. Science 7-27-15

Superheroes of the desert tonight at the Central Library

Have you ever wondered how snakes, lizards and other desert creatures stay cool? Tonight’s Jr. Scientist program welcomes Dr. Susan Longest, who will share info on the amazing animals found right here in the desert and the cool ways they find to survive the heat. Families are welcome to come to this program at 6:30pm […]

Edmund unravels

Picture book of the week: Edmund Unravels

Summer break may be coming to a close and school lurks just around the corner, but those with traveling on the brain will appreciate the adventures of Edmund Loom, a rambunctious ball of yarn who is out to see the sights that the world has to offer. Edmund Unravels, by Andrew Kolb, is the story of a […]