Give to the new Clifton Branch Library project.

When you give to the Mesa County Libraries Foundation Clifton Branch Project, your contribution provides a sense of community for our residents and creates equal opportunities for people of all ages and walks of life to create, learn, and explore the local area and the world around us.  Mesa County Libraries are a cornerstone of the Grand Valley, adapting to the needs of the community and establishing services that support and enrich the lives of all our residents.

The Clifton Branch Project involves construction of a new branch library at 3180 F Road in the Clifton/Fruitvale area.

The proposed new library would be built on a five-acre property that Mesa County Libraries purchased in late 2017. The land is located on the north side of F Road approximately 0.2 miles east of Mount Garfield Greenhouse and Nursery.

The new branch – tentatively planned to be approximately 20,000 square feet – would replace the current Clifton Branch, which occupies 5,400 square feet of leased space in a shopping center. A tentative timeline for the project estimates that construction will begin in March 2022.

Clifton is the second-busiest library location in Mesa County, second only to the Central Library in downtown Grand Junction. The branch serves a population of approximately 20,000 residents in the east end of the Grand Valley.

Planning for the new branch is underway, and details such as design and cost have not been determined. Construction of the new library will be funded by the Mesa County Public Library District and the Mesa County Libraries Foundation.

“The library is an incredible asset to this community. Increasing literacy, assisting the community with technology, making technology available to those who otherwise do not have access and socialization for small children, adolescents and the elderly population. There are so many things we would not have without our local library!” – Mesa County Resident, 2019 

Donate Online

Our easy form allows visitors to contribute online. Simply fill out the information and choose "Clifton Capital Project"

Donations of $50 or more designated for Capital Projects are eligible for Enterprise Zone state tax credit in addition to the regular IRS charitable contribution deduction.

Donate by Mail

To mail your tax-deductible gift, please print this form and send to:

Mesa County Libraries Foundation
443 North 6th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501

*This timeline is subject to change at any time.  Last Updated: Fall, 2020

  • Selection of branch name
  • Library board decides on tentative square footage and project scope

Early 2020

  • Begin conceptual design work

Fall/Winter 2020

  • Seek community feedback on conceptual design

2021

  • Begin capital campaign to raise funds for project
  • Hire owner’s representative for the project
  • Hire architect and contractor

March 2022

  • Groundbreaking – Begin construction

Testimonials

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Mesa County Survey Responses - 2019
The library is a place of resource and refuge for the entire community. It is a safe place for creativity and expression, something this valley needs. 
Mesa County Survey Responses - 2019
The library benefits our community in lots of ways! Book borrowing first and foremost of course. I love the digital borrowing as well, I use that more often than anything else. I also love the fact that we just have a space to grow our community, in whatever ways.

 

Mesa County Survey Responses - 2019
Mesa County Libraries provides a variety of tools that are extremely valuable at no cost so that any resident, regardless of their socio-economic background, can access resources to further their education or interests. 

Services Provided by Mesa County Libraries:

Books, DVDs and audiobooks for checkout
Internet access and public computers
Community rooms and meeting/study rooms
Language education and tutors
Children’s events (classes, storytime, puppet shows, etc...)
970West Studio
Discovery Garden
Comic Con
Activities and spaces for teens
GED and other adult education classes
Technology assistance and computer classes
Personal assistance with library services and information
Drive-up return boxes
Artist in Residence
Culture Fest