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Reading Readiness

Colorado Lt. Governor Joe Garcia’s Literacy Initiative
Every Child Ready to Read  — National Program endorsed by the American Library Association
Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy:  Story Blocks  –  Movie clips to inspire reading aloud
Grand Junction Imagination Library - Any child under 5 in participating zip codes can sign up to receive a free book every month. Sign up at the Central Library!

Healthy and Safe Kids

Talking to Your Kids About Natural Disasters, War, and Violence
Mesa County Partnership for Children
Western Colorado 211  Referrals to health and human services in Western Colorado
Kids Health Website

School Connections

District 51 ParentVUE
Colorado Department of Education Academic Standards
Spellbinders  Mesa County Spellbinders are volunteers trained in the art of storytelling.  They visit various classrooms throughout the school year.

Understanding your Child

Parenting Books  List of parent books available at your library
Zero to Three  Information about infants and toddlers

Things to Do

Visit Grand Junction Events Calendar
Grand Junction Newcomers
Museum of Western Colorado
Grand Valley Zoological Quest
John McConnell Math & Science Center
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens
City of Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Activity Guide
Hiking in Western Colorado  –  Book list from our catalog
Family Fun Magazine  This magazine is at the library and we subscribe to it online.

Clubs / Organizations

Girls on the Run
Mesa County Junior Football Association
Kids Voting
Girl Scouts of Colorado
Boy Scouts of Colorado
4-H of Western Colorado
Little League
Western Colorado Astronomy Club
Parenting Place
Bright Beginnings

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