Mesa County Libraries to observe Banned Books Week Sept. 28-Oct. 2

Mesa County Libraries will celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, Sept. 28-Oct. 2, 2015. Banned Books Week is an annual event observed by libraries, bookstores, teachers, schools, and others throughout the United States. Its purpose is to highlight the right and freedom of everyone to access reading materials of their choosing. During […]


Tech help at Fruita September 22nd

Tech Table comes to the Fruita branch on Tuesday, September 22nd from 4-5 p.m.  Bring your gadgets (smartphone, tablet, or laptop) and your questions. We help patrons on a first come-first served basis.  In order to assist as many people as possible, we limit each patron to a maximum of 30 minutes.  For more information, […]

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90 Years Ago in Grand Junction

On Sunday, September 20, 1925 the residents of Grand Junction must have been excited about the upcoming week. Monday would mark the beginning of classes at the first college in Grand Junction and the newest institution of higher learning in Colorado. Grand Junction State Junior College opened it doors to students at 8:00 AM on […]


Orchard Mesa Story Time Fridays

Our Orchard Mesa branch has a wonderfully warm and cozy story time every Friday at 10 a.m.  Please join us! Also, on Wednesday, September 23rd from 4-5 p.m. we’ll have a Dog Ears program – giving children an opportunity to read to a therapy/service dog.  Please call in advance to reserve a spot (243-0181 or […]

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Picture book of the week: Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great

A goat with good dance moves and decent enough marshmallow square-making-abilities is filled with envy when Unicorn enters the scene. What’s so great about making rainbow cupcakes, turning things into gold, and flying? Bob Shea’s Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great tells the tale of a jealous goat who learns that he has some pretty impressive traits […]

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Friends of the Mesa County Libraries seek book donations for October sale

The Friends of the Mesa County Libraries are accepting donations of good-quality, gently read books for their upcoming Fall Book Sale. All genres of books, as well as CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes, are appreciated. Donations may be placed in the Friends Book Depository located at the First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St. across […]


Picture book of the week: My Cousin Momo

Momo is a flying squirrel, and his cousins are excited for him to come visit. But when Momo comes into town, his cousins soon realize he isn’t quite what they were expecting. Momo is shy, he dresses differently, and his idea of pretending to be a superhero is wearing a giant muffin costume! Momo’s cousins are frustrated […]


New dates for Fruita branch storytime

Parents and caregivers, please note that beginning on Monday, September 14th, story time at the Fruita branch library will be on Mondays at 10 a.m.    Also, during Labor Day week (the week of September 7th), there will be no story time.


Six-week Youth Leadership Toastmasters training offered Oct. 1-Nov. 5 at Central Library

Youth Leadership Toastmasters, a six-week course for teens designed to take the sting out of public speaking, will be offered Thursdays beginning Oct. 1 at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction. The workshop-style course, open to youths in grades 6-12, helps participants become good communicators and develop […]