2022 Poetry Contest Adult and Teen Winners!

Congratulations to our 2022 poetry contest winners! As usual, we had lots of great submissions this year. If you missed entering this year, keep an eye out for our 2023 contest! Adult Category: 1st Place “The Sun and the Moon” by Melody Jones Daytime glares and bares the gunmetal gray invading thinned hair once luscious […]

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2021 Poetry Contest Adult and Teen Winners!

Congratulations to our 2021 poetry contest winners! As usual, we had lots of great submissions this year. If you missed entering this year, keep an eye out for our 2022 contest! Adult Category: 1st Place “October” by Patricia Norrbom The last of the leaves floating effortless in the wind The autumn breeze caresses my face […]

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Friday Focus – Subject Guides at Your Library

Did you know we have some great subject guides on our website?  These guides are curated by library staff and help you get started on your research journey (or just help you find your next craft project!). Our most popular guides include Reader’s Café, Downloadable & Streaming Media, Elections & Voting Information, and Genealogy.  Is […]

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Friday Focus – Novelist

Whoops! Accidentally skipped the 11/27 post!  I’m blaming my Mom for giving me 1/2 a pecan pie on Thanksgiving which put my brain into sugar crash/can’t think mode.  Yes, I’m aware I didn’t HAVE to eat all of it, but alas… In today’s Friday Focus we’ll be looking at one of my favorite library tools […]

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Miss Humblebee’s Academy

Miss Humblebee’s Academy is here to help children learn life skills as well as educational skills. This online learning platform offers children ages 3-6 a fun and interactive kindergarten readiness program. This platform offers downloadable and printable lessons in both English and Spanish. There are fun do-it-yourself activities for children to do at home. In […]

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Friday Focus – Word Fun

Welcome to our new blog series, ‘Friday Focus.’  The aim of this series is to encourage community conversation and learning through a wide variety of topics. Twice a month we’ll be focusing mainly on library-related themes, but also throw in some random technology tips and tools that you hopefully find useful/interesting/amusing. To start the first […]

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Information Literacy

Every day we have tons of information thrown at us in a variety of ways and formats, from social media to T.V. to newspapers to books. It is important then, that we understand how to evaluate information and use it effectively in our lives. This process is called information literacy, which the American Library Association […]

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New Additions to Local Digital Archive

If you haven’t checked out our Local Digital Archive lately, I highly recommend it, cause we’ve added a bunch of cool stuff!  In addition to our many online exhibits including the popular Veterans Remember series, Studio Lounge performances and Mesa County Oral History Project, we have the following new collections: Art on the Corner (AOTC) […]

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Remote Learning Spotlight: Scholastic Learn at Home

by Felicia Donovan COVID-19 has brought new ideas to learning and multitasking for both adults and children. Scholastic has created a fantastic free resource for remote learning as parents run out of ideas to make learning fun for their children, while maintaining their work from home. Working remotely during a pandemic is challenging for both […]

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