Summer Reading @ Mesa County Libraries starts tomorrow!

Are you wondering where you will get books to feed your brain this summer? We are ready for you at Mesa County Libraries!  You will be greeted with fresh book selections, generous checkout privileges, engaging programs, and a summer reading challenge that will earn you prizes. Magician Ann Lincoln will kick off summer reading starting Thursday, May 25.  See […]

Mesa County Libraries to close for Memorial Day holiday weekend

All Mesa County Libraries locations will be closed Saturday, May 27, through Monday, May 29, 2017, for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. In addition, please note that May 21 is the final Sunday until fall that the Central Library will be open. After May 21, the library shifts to its summer operating schedule, which means […]

Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries begins May 25

Looking for something fun, engaging, and free to do this summer? Registration is open now for Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries! This year, Summer Reading will feature a Summer Entertainment Series jam-packed with magicians, musicians, and puppeteers performing at all eight Mesa County Libraries locations. Summer Reading is open to all ages at no […]

Get ready for Summer Reading with a library puppet show!

Get ready for Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries by attending “Build a Better World,” a puppet show that is scheduled for performances at all library locations April 11-May 20. This puppet show will get you excited for Summer Reading’s awesome activities, plentiful prizes, and a Summer Entertainment Series jam-packed with magicians, musicians, and more. […]

Collbran Branch Library hours to expand March 7

The Mesa County Libraries Collbran Branch will be open three more hours each week, beginning March 7. Under new hours approved this week by the Mesa County Public Library District Board of Trustees, the library branch at 111 Main St. in Collbran will open one hour earlier on weekdays, and the traditional lunchtime closure will […]

Mesa County Libraries take bold steps forward in 2016

By Joseph Sanchez, Director, Mesa County Libraries In 2016, Mesa County Libraries expanded what it means to be a library. From the opening of the 970West Studio to the introduction of an innovative new app, Mesa County Libraries are creating new and different ways to help local residents learn, discover, create, and connect with one another. […]

Giving Trees at Mesa County Libraries to help needy during holiday season

Mesa County Libraries and Grand Valley Catholic Outreach are working together to help local needy families during the holidays. Giving Trees decorated with gift requests from underprivileged Mesa County residents of all ages are at the Central Library in Grand Junction and library branches in Clifton, De Beque, Fruita, and Palisade through Dec. 10, 2016. Using […]

My Favorite Childhood Librarian: Days at the Clifton Library

Clifton was an interesting place when I was a kid. In the late 1970’s and throughout the 1980’s, my neighborhood around 32 1/8th Road and others in the area had many abandoned houses with overgrown weeds, broken fences, and other features that might capture a child’s imagination. Who left that gate open? What’s inside the […]