Mesa County Libraries Foundation

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About the Foundation | Foundation Board of Trustees | Mission Statement | Statement of Charitable Purpose | Current Projects | Supporting the Foundation | Additional Information

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The Library Foundation Believes:

  • Libraries enrich the lives of everyone!
  • In promoting literacy, learning, and economic development through 21st century technology.
  • Mesa County residents value their library.
  • Public funding alone will not allow the library to reach its full potential.

Established in 1994, the Mesa County Libraries Foundation is an independent organization developed for the purpose of helping the library reach its full potential in serving Mesa County residents. Mesa County Libraries have a long tradition of excellent library service at its eight locations.

Foundation Board of Trustees

Officers:  Jane Fine Foster (President), Trevor Johnson (Vice President), Lin Irvin (Secretary/Treasurer)

Board Members: Elaine Barnett, Cindy Cyphers, Jill Delavan, Sherrie Galloway, Dan Peters, Steve Watson

Library Director – Sustaining: Joseph Sanchez

Mission Statement

The Mesa County Libraries Foundation supports the fundraising needs to enhance Mesa County Public Library District (dba: Mesa County Libraries) efforts to provide materials and services for the information, learning, and popular reading needs of all citizens and organizations of Mesa County.  The Foundation raises funds for special programs, projects, endowment gifts, and its general fund that will serve the community’s public library for many years to come.

Statement of Charitable Purpose

Mesa County Libraries Foundation is a private non-profit organization which exists solely to enhance the library services and programs of the Mesa County Public Library District. The Foundation seeks gifts of support to meet the financial needs for long-term, endowment, and capital efforts of the library district.

Current Projects


Exciting news for 2018!  De Beque gets a new, school-based public library!

Did you know that Mesa County Libraries have a branch in De Beque? Located in the De Beque school building, the De Beque Branch provides books, educational programs, online resources, and convenient computer and WiFi access to the community.

The De Beque Branch has been a cooperative venture between the Mesa County Public Library District and De Beque School District 49-JT since 1994. In November 2015, De Beque voters approved a ballot measure to build a new elementary school and library to replace the aging and deteriorating existing facility.

When the new building now open, De Beque residents – and students – have a larger, more comfortable library, with continued access to all of the resources that Mesa County Libraries offer. The De Beque Branch project fulfills Mesa County Libraries’ mission by providing 21st-century technological skills along with materials and services to enrich lives and build community through opportunities to learn, discover, create, and connect.

The Mesa County Libraries Foundation is grateful for the continued support of its donors.

Supporting the Foundation

The Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization, and contributions are tax deductible. Gifts of cash, stock, bonds, and bequests are welcome.

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

For more information about the Foundation or donating, please call Karen Kllanxhja at (970) 683-2438.

Thank You For Your Support!


Additional Information

2017 Mesa County Libraries Annual Report

2015 IRS Form 990 report for Mesa County Public Library Foundation (PDF file)

For individuals, businesses or funders who are looking for more specific information about the Mesa County Libraries Foundation and its status with Colorado state, please go to the Secretary of State’s website:   Once on the site, go to Business and Licensing area, scroll down and click on the Charity & Fundraiser Search link.  A box will appear, type in “Mesa County Libraries Foundation”, click on the Search toggle.  This will lead you to the state’s information that supports the official standing of the Foundation.

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