SAT Prep 2016

Get ready for the SAT or ACT by taking a free practice test at the library

Starting this school year, high school juniors will take the SAT in the spring rather than the ACT. If you’re wondering what the differences between the two exams are, here is a brief overview: SAT ACT Graded on a scale of 400-1600 Includes reading/writing tests and math tests Questions frequently require reasoning skills and multiple steps […]


Read with pride during GLBT Book Month

June is the American Library Association‘s GLBT Book Month, which is described as “a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.” To find a diverse range of young adult fiction with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and/or questioning characters, check […]

Teen Kick Off 2016

Get in the game: read!

Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries is just around the corner – the program begins May 23rd and you can register online now! There are a ton of great teen events going on during the Summer, beginning with the Teen Kickoff Party on June 3rd from 5-8pm in the Central Library Parking Lot. Come by […]

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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 […]

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Free Comic Book Day set for Saturday, May 7, at all Mesa County Libraries

Free Comic Book Day, a nationwide event at participating libraries and comic book shops, will be celebrated Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Mesa County Libraries locations. Patrons of all ages may pick up a free comic book at any library location during regular hours on May 7. At the Central Library in downtown Grand Junction, […]

Act Prep 2016

Gear up for the ACT – upcoming practice test and other free resources

If you are applying for college, you may be currently wading through the world of admissions tests. Figuring out which test to take, when to take it, and how to prepare for it can be confusing, but don’t worry – the library has some great free resources to help you out. High school juniors will take the ACT in school […]

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Eleanor and Park – Challenged!

  Eleanor and Park is an ultimately hopeful Young Adult novel grounded in some harsh realities that probably won’t feel unfamiliar to many teen readers. The characters face bullying, domestic abuse, and racism. The book still manages to feel light and romantic in spite of the obstacles the characters are facing and illustrates that change is possible […]


Banned Books Week

We are celebrating Banned Books Week this entire week from September 28 through October 2! What is Banned Books Week? It is an annual celebration of the freedom to read! Libraries, schools, and bookstores across the country and across the world highlight titles that have been frequently challenged or banned. In 2015 the week is focused […]


Teen Creative Writing Club

Our Teen Creative Writing Club called Wordsmiths is back to its regular fall hours after a couple of awesome extended summer sessions. All teen writers are welcome to drop in to the community rooms on Monday August 10th from 3:30-5pm to meet fellow writers and get writing advice and tips from local YA authors Renee […]

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YA Audiobook pairs

Looking for a few good audiobooks to get you through your next big trip? Have you heard about SYNC? It’s a free summer audiobook program for young adults. For the next 6 weeks SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – a current young adult title along with a thematically paired classic or […]