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 […]

Free Comic Book Day

Come in to any Mesa County Library location during regular hours on Saturday, May 7th, for a free comic book! Free Comic Book Day is a national event and is a way of encouraging readers of all ages to discover – or rediscover – this unique storytelling medium. Libraries and comic book shops (including Grand Junction’s own Top […]

Celebrate National Library Week!

This week is National Library Week, April 10-16, a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. Whether you’re a “regular” or haven’t been in the library in a LONG time, stop by your favorite library branch and say hello! We’d love to know: What […]

A gem of a library in Collbran

If you plan a trip up to the Grand Mesa to view the changing seasons in the coming weeks, we urge you to visit the Collbran Branch Library, located at 111 Main St. in Collbran.  We can’t promise you’ll see riders on horseback from the windows of the library, but we are confident you’ll enjoy seeing how Mesa […]

While you’re in Palisade

If you’re going to the Palisade Peach Fest on August 14th or 15th, swing by the Palisade branch library (119 W 3rd St) and check out the Palisade Auxiliary Group used book sale.  Proceeds from the sale support the Palisade branch library.  Hours for the sale are 9-1 and 2-6 on Friday; 9-4 on Saturday. […]

Palisade Branch landscaping brings touch of green to library

  A newly completed landscaping project at the Mesa County Libraries Palisade Branch, 119 W. Third St., has created a lush, patron-friendly space adjacent to the covered patio. A new lawn, along with some shrubs, young trees, and a fence, give the library’s patio a down-home, backyard feel. Many Palisade Branch patrons enjoy reading outside […]