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.
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|
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
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
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.
Recent Project Posts
Clifton Library Branch New Location
*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
- Begin conceptual design work
- Seek community feedback on conceptual design
- Begin capital campaign to raise funds for project
- Hire owner’s representative for the project
- Hire architect and contractor
- Groundbreaking – Begin construction
|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.|
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 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.|