Volunteers work on garden fence

Work begins on the Mesa County Libraries People’s Garden

Volunteers on Friday, May 11, began building a perimeter fence and cleaning up the future site of the Mesa County Libraries People’s Garden. The garden, which will occupy library-owned ground at Fifth Street and Chipeta Avenue in Grand Junction, will be a place where volunteers and organizations join up to create and maintain a beautiful […]

Library Foundation launches new wine May 17

Soon, you’ll be able to help raise funds for Mesa County Libraries just by opening a bottle of wine to enjoy. The Mesa County Libraries Foundation is launching Well Read, a specially branded red wine produced by Grande River Vineyards, with a special launch party set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Grande […]

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Puppet show sets the stage for Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries  

Get the kids excited for Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries by attending a “Reading Rocks!” puppet show at your nearest library location. Summer Reading officially starts May 29, but kids, teens, and adults can sign up now online. Summer Reading will feature awesome activities, plentiful prizes, and a Summer Entertainment Series jam-packed with magicians, musicians, […]

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Volunteers are crucial to the library – and its patrons

Thank a library volunteer this week! It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week, and it’s time to recognize how crucial volunteers are to the services that Mesa County Libraries provide. How crucial are they? The work that volunteers do helps the library circulate materials efficiently. In other words, when a patron returns a book or DVD to the […]

Art and events focus on compassion, civility, and homelessness

Mesa County Libraries are hosting a unique combination of art and events at the Central Library in downtown Grand Junction through May 10. The Civil Discourse Series consists of workshops and discussions that explore ways of understanding other people, engaging in constructive disagreement, and communicating with compassion. It also features an art exhibition about homelessness […]

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Celebrate National Library Workers Day!

By Shana Wade, Associate Director of Mesa County Libraries Today is National Library Workers Day! I’d like to take this opportunity to share how much I appreciate the staff at Mesa County Libraries.  I get to work with the most amazing people on a daily basis. They are smart, funny, creative, helpful, and more than anything […]

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2018 Library Poetry Contest open through April 19

If you’re a poet and you know it, enter your best work in the Mesa County Libraries 2018 Poetry Contest! New to this year’s Poetry Contest is a Teen category for poets in grades 6-12. The Adult category welcomes entries by poets 18 and older. Poets are invited to submit as many as two original, […]

New hours of operation approved for De Beque Branch Library

Hours of operation at the Mesa County Libraries De Beque Branch will be reduced to two days per week, effective April 2, 2018. New hours will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m. each Friday and Saturday. Current hours of operation on Wednesday and Thursday evenings will be eliminated. Mesa County Libraries are making the […]

Active Seniors Day is Saturday, March 17

If you’re a senior — or know someone who is — you’ll want to stop by the Central Library this Saturday for Active Seniors Day! Active Seniors Day, which happens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, gives seniors a chance to learn more about their community. It takes place at the Mesa […]