Trouble for Papa Bear puppet show this week at the Central Library

Papa Bear loves honey but he is headed for big trouble when he can not resist the beehive! Bring your favorite teddy bear to this fun puppet show, “Trouble for Papa Bear.” Check it out at the following dates and times in the Central Library Children’s Center: Tuesday, August 18th – 10am Wednesday, August 19th […]


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. […]


New Wildlife and Rock Art Added to 970West Digital Collection

More than 50 new images were added recently to the 970West Digital Collection.  The latest additions include wildlife images from Vic Schendel and regional rock art from Randy Langstraat. The Mesa County Libraries 970West Digital Collection visually captures the unique aspects of life in western Colorado. Photos, videos, artwork, and other elements in this constantly […]


Tonight at Neighbor’s Read: Saxophone music with Jim Smith

Tonight at Neighbor’s Read: listen to some great saxophone music with Jim Smith! The fun starts at 6:30pm in the Children’s Center. Neighbor’s Read is a family program where we welcome guests from the local community to read with us and share presentations, stories and all-around-awesomeness about what they do. Check out the rest of […]


Teen Gaming – Friday!

Teens, you survived the first two weeks of school! Celebrate with gaming at the Central Library this Friday from 3-5pm in the Teen Center. We have video game consoles, table top games, and PC Minecraft. Teen gaming happens every 2nd and 4th Friday. Drop in!


Congratulations to our Summer Reading Program grand prize drawing winners!

Summer has come to an end, and our Summer Reading Program grand prize drawing winners have received their prizes! This year’s prizes included: Kids Super Hero Pop Up Book GJ Rockies Ticket and Signed Baseball Bananas Attraction Ticket Teens Kindle Fire HD 6 Pablo’s Pizza Bicycle Outfitters Gift Certificate Brown’s Bicycle Rental Grassroots Cycles Bicycle […]


“Trouble for Papa Bear” puppet show happens Aug. 18-22 at Central Library

“Trouble for Papa Bear” is the next big puppet show at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction. Performances are scheduled Aug. 18-22. “Trouble for Papa Bear” is the story of Papa Bear, who loves honey but is headed for trouble when he can’t resist the bee hive! […]

Kids Club August 2015

Today’s Kids Club at Central: Library Bingo

Visit the Central Library today at 2pm for Kid’s Club, where you can play library bingo and win a new book of your own! Kid’s Club at the Central Library is every Wednesday from 2-4pm. It is an open house-style program, so stop in at any time! Kid’s Club is geared towards 7 to 11 […]


100 Years Ago: August 11, 1915

On Wednesday, August 11, 1915 Grand Junction was busily preparing for what would become an incredible display of Old West traditions. The event was called Frontier Days and it was billed as the biggest attraction ever in the short history of the city. Frontier Days would run from August 12-14 and would showcase the town […]