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Lynda/LinkedIn Learning resource to end March 14

Lynda, a popular educational eResource now known as LinkedIn Learning, will no longer be offered through Mesa County Libraries after March 14, 2021. The change is happening because of Lynda’s new technological requirements that the library is not currently able to meet. The library is working on a solution to the technical issues and hopes […]

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Library now offers hoopla®, providing more access to movies, ebooks, and more

Mesa County Libraries cardholders now have access to hoopla®, an on-demand streaming service that offers more than 950,000 titles in the form of ebooks, eAudiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, and comics. Content on hoopla can be streamed from any compatible computer, mobile device, or platform by downloading the hoopla app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Fire TV, Chromecast, […]

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Update: Proposed Clifton Branch site plan revised

Responding to public comments, Mesa County Libraries (MCL) revised a conceptual plan for the proposed new Clifton Branch Library to consolidate parking north of the building and to locate the main entrance on the northwest side (please see the accompanying site plan). The revised site layout is a near-final stage of the project’s conceptual design, […]

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New elevator begins service at Central Library

If you haven’t visited the Central Library in downtown Grand Junction lately, we invite you to stop by and see our new elevator! The new elevator is noticeably larger than the 46-year-old workhorse that it replaced. The larger cab will more comfortably accommodate patrons who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices. In addition, it will […]

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Library’s 2020 Annual Report now available

2020 was anything but a typical year, and Mesa County Libraries’ newly released 2020 Annual Report shows just how unusual it was for your public library. For example, electronic circulation (ebooks and eAudibooks) increased by 39%, driven by pandemic-related library building closures. Library visits dropped by 56%, and overall checkouts and renewals fell by about […]

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Video games for the whole family

Video games have been popular for years among children and teens, and many parents have reasonable concerns about screen time and the issues with it. Yet there is a new study suggesting that video games provide a welcome doorway for reluctant readers, who often read blogs or books related to their favorite video games. The […]

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Applications accepted for Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees opening

Applications are being accepted to fill an opening on the Mesa County Public Library District’s Board of Trustees. The seven-member volunteer board adopts and oversees the budget, bylaws, and policies of the library district; conducts long-range planning; and prepares an annual financial report to the Mesa County Commissioners. The open seat on the board was […]

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Mesa County Libraries plan reopening for Jan. 19

Mesa County Libraries plan to reopen library buildings to public visits starting Tuesday, Jan. 19. The reopening is contingent on COVID-19 case numbers in Mesa County remaining stable or in decline. The eight library locations will be open on their regular daily schedules, except that the Central Library will be closed Sundays until fall 2021. […]

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