Mesa County Libraries Foundation – Clifton Branch Project Fundraising

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.

Current Clifton Branch– The population of the eastern Grand Valley (which includes Clifton, Fruitvale, and Palisade) is approximately 30,499 residents.  The current Clifton Branch offers about 0.19 square ft. per capita, which is less than half of the recommended 0.5 – 1 foot per capita recommended by planning guidelines and building standards.

Though we have been able to provide some services through our small shopping center location, the current branch is inadequate to serve the needs of the Clifton community. For some area residents, the need is very high.  Overcrowded study space, minimal access to computers, and the lack of available community rooms has created a gap in the essential educational services provided by Mesa County Libraries.

In a recent community survey, residents expressed concerns over adequate parking, space for literacy and English classes, children’s reading areas, and the ability for teens to utilize services in a safe, productive environment. As a result of this study, Mesa County Libraries have embarked on an important journey to enrich the lives in our Clifton community and build a better library that adequately meets the needs of our residents and provides future opportunities for educational growth.

“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 

Thank you for your generous donation to the Mesa County Libraries Clifton Branch Project. Together we can create opportunities for our entire Grand Valley community.

Happy Readers: $25 – $100


Happy Readers donations are between $25 and $100.

Personal Info

Donation Total: $25.00

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.


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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. 

Mesa County Libraries Foundation – Clifton Branch Project floor plan options 1 and 2. Click each image to open full-sized preview.

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