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Central Library elevator to close Sept. 17 for replacement; patron accommodation plans being developed

The aging elevator at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library in downtown Grand Junction will close Sept. 17 for replacement. The replacement project is expected to last approximately eight weeks. When it’s over, the 46-year-old elevator will be replaced by a new elevator that will more comfortably accommodate patrons who use wheelchairs and other mobility […]

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Stop-motion filmmaker to serve as 970West Artist in Residence Aug. 24-Nov. 30

Evan Curtis, an award-winning independent stop-motion animator and filmmaker, will be the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Artist in Residence beginning Aug. 24, 2020. Curtis will offer weekly Meet and Greets from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 27 at the Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio, 502 Ouray Ave. across from the Central Library. The public […]

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New sign marks Discovery Garden

The Mesa County Libraries Discovery Garden has a new sign! The sign, which faces Fifth Street near Chipeta Avenue, is built of steel and wood in a rustic design that evokes the feel of a country garden in a city setting. Library staff designed the sign, which was then built and generously donated by All […]

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Patrons required to wear masks beginning Friday, July 17

Because of a new statewide order requiring individuals to wear masks while in indoor public spaces, patrons entering any Mesa County Libraries location will be required to wear a mask beginning Friday, July 17, 2020. Children 10 and younger are exempt from the state order, as are individuals who cannot medically tolerate a face covering. […]

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Mesa County Libraries Comic Con canceled for 2020

Because of pandemic-related state regulations limiting large gatherings, Mesa County Libraries Comic Con has been canceled for 2020. We at Mesa County Libraries are extremely disappointed that we won’t be able to hold MCL Comic Con this year, but the health and safety of our community is our highest priority. We are committed to creating […]

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About Libraries, Learning and Anti-racism

By Michelle Boisvenue-Fox, library director I had the honor of growing up in a diverse community, attending school that included many cultures (over 70 languages), and having friends with many backgrounds.  I continue to enjoy many friendships that expose me to a variety of cultures and backgrounds.  I am fortunate. Years ago, I began a […]

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Summer Reading registration is in full swing!

Don’t miss the fun! Sign up today for Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries, and add the excitement of reading and fun family activities to your season. Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries is an all-online program this year, but we’ve spiced it up with real-world scavenger hunts, take-and-make activity kits, and a simplified way […]

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