New Videos Added to Veterans Remember Project

As part of our 970West Digital Collection, the Veterans Remember Project seeks to collect and document the memories, thoughts, and experiences of U.S. military veterans who live in Mesa County.  New accounts of WWII experiences by local residents Guido Bagett and Elbert Floyd have been added to our collection.  View all videos on our Veterans […]


Practice ACT test offered Aug. 22 at Mesa County Central Library

High-school students who plan to take the ACT exam before college can take a practice test and learn more about the ACT from 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction.   At this ACT Test Prep event, students will take a full-length […]

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Picture book of the week: Edmund Unravels

Summer break may be coming to a close and school lurks just around the corner, but those with traveling on the brain will appreciate the adventures of Edmund Loom, a rambunctious ball of yarn who is out to see the sights that the world has to offer. Edmund Unravels, by Andrew Kolb, is the story of a […]

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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 […]


Picture book of the week: Rude Cakes

Rude cakes never say please, or thank you, or listen to their parents – but this rude cake is about to learn his lesson when he doesn’t get his way! This week’s picture book, Rude Cakes by Rowboat Watkins, shares the story of one such dessert who inconsiderate actions leave donut holes and marshmallows feeling […]


Attention, business owners and marketers!

Whether you’re launching a new business or non-profit organization or growing an existing one, you need data – about your competitors, suppliers, dealers, and customers.  You might need it to create a business plan, market a new product, apply for a business loan, or create a mailing list.  We have an easy-to-use, fast, and free […]

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Picture Book of the Week: Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats

What if you were shy? What if you were a cat? There would be a place where you belong: Miss Hazeltine’s Home for Shy and Fearful Cats. In this week’s picture book, Miss Hazeltine opens a special place for scaredy cats where she teaches them skills such as Bird Basics and Climbing Up and Down. […]


What’s the Story Behind Dinosaur Fossils?

Have you ever wanted to go on a dinosaur fossil dig? Or wondered how such fossils ended up here? Local paleontology expert Mike Calabro will bring a collection of fossils for us to look over that were primarily collected in Western Colorado. There’s more to discover from such fossils than we might think: plants tell […]


Finding The Little Book Cliff Railway

Did you know that a narrow gauge railroad used to travel from the Book Cliffs all the way to 1st Street? In 1890 an entrepreneur named W.T Carpenter opened the Book Cliff Coal Mine. The Little Book Cliff Railway was built to transport coal from the foot of the Book Cliffs to Grand Junction. The […]


Picture Book of the Week: Outstanding in the rain

An oronym is a set of words or a phrase that sound exactly like another set of words or a phrase, such as “ice cream” and “I scream.” The picture book of this week, Outstanding in the Rain, is not only full of fun oronyms, but the pages also have holes that peek through to the […]