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 […]

“The Bad Kids” film screening set for Feb. 22 at Central Library

“The Bad Kids,” a film presenting an inside look at the triumphs and tragedies of an alternative high school in a southeastern California community, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. A wine and appetizer reception starts the evening at 6 p.m., and after […]

Guidebook author to be guest at Table of Content library fundraiser March 4

Ed Sealover, author of a new guidebook to Colorado’s history, natural attractions, and unique watering holes, will be the special guest at the second annual Table of Content fundraiser scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in downtown Grand Junction. Proceeds from Table of Content benefit child […]

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. […]

New 970West Studio Artist in Residence to present variety of workshops

Emmi Hall, a graphic designer with a strong interest in education and artistic expression, is the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio Artist in Residence. During her residency – which lasts from Jan. 9 through April 24, 2017 – Hall will present a variety of workshops and activities for all ages. Hall recently graduated from […]

Explore France in the next Armchair Travelers event Jan. 9

Visit some of Europe’s most popular and beautiful locations in “Exploring France,” the next Armchair Travelers presentation set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. The coast of Brittany has glorious views of turquoise seas and waves crashing on rocks. Paris, […]

NEW History Research Guide

History is the interpretation of past events concerning the human experience. Here at Mesa County Libraries, we have built a new History Research Guide to cater to those interested in the pursuit of the past. One aspect I’d like to highlight on the blog is the Primary Source Guide within this new feature. Primary Sources […]

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 […]

Can It for Fines results in $980 of waived fines

Thanks to all of our library patrons who participated in the Can It for Fines amnesty event Oct. 19-20. In case you were wondering, Mesa County Libraries waived about $980 in overdue fines in exchange for donations of canned food items. During the event, patrons could get $1 off of their overdue fine balance for each […]