Please join Mesa County Libraries for the official Grand Opening Celebration of the new Clifton Branch!
The event is set from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the new library, 3270 D 1/2 Road (next to Rocky Mountain Elementary School). There is no charge to attend.
The grand opening will include tours of the branch, activities for kids and families, cake, and food trucks.
In the Community Room, an opening ceremony is scheduled at 11:15 a.m., followed by live music from the Centennial Band at 11:30 and the band Super Fox at 12:45 p.m. Magician Danny Baker will perform at 1:45 p.m.
The new Clifton Branch offers expanded hours of operation, as well as:
- A Community Living Room for quiet reading and relaxation.
- Dedicated spaces for children and teens.
- Public computer areas and wireless internet access.
- Two community rooms and six public study rooms.
- About 28,000 items — including books, DVDs, and video games — with access to millions more through other Mesa County Libraries locations, Libby/OverDrive, the Marmot and Prospector networks, and interlibrary loan.
- A display of unique art chosen by a committee of Clifton residents, artists, and library staff. Most of the art purchased was from local artists.
The branch also is the future home of the Mesa County Libraries Adult Learning Center, which offers GED instruction, high-school education through Career Online High School, English language and citizenship classes, and other educational services.
At 17,800 square feet – about three times the size of the previous space – the new Clifton Branch offers plenty of room to relax with a good book. Stop by and take a look!