Montessori students donate to Clifton Branch campaign

An adult and students pose with books in the library as they present a donation check to a library official

Ami Schiffbauer, right, interim development director for Mesa County Libraries, receives a check for $327 from Meghan Kimmel and students of HeartSong Montessori to benefit the Clifton Branch Capital Campaign.

Students of HeartSong Montessori in Grand Junction recently gave $327 to the Clifton Branch Capital Campaign that’s being conducted by the Mesa County Libraries Foundation.

The school raised the money through a read-a-thon to benefit early childhood literacy and decided to support the Clifton Branch Project because of the branch’s strong focus on kids. “We thought it was a great way to grow access to books and reading for kids locally,” said Meghan Kimmel, a board member for the school.

HeartSong Montessori is a nonprofit preschool for children 2 1/2 to 6 years of age.

The new Mesa County Libraries Clifton Branch is under construction at 3270 D 1/2 Road, next to Rocky Mountain Elementary School. The building will be more than three times as large as the current Clifton Branch and will include dedicated spaces for children and teens.

The $11.5 million project is being funded by the Mesa County Public Library District ($8 million) and a capital campaign by the Mesa County Libraries Foundation ($3.5 million). Visit the Mesa County Libraries website for more information about the project and to donate.


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