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A Summer of Creativity

Summer is the perfect time to let your imagination run wild and get creative! In addition to our shelves full of inspiring books, your library card unlocks access to two fantastic online resources for creative learning – Universal Class and LinkedIn Learning. From bread-baking to knitting to sewing and lots in between, Universal Class offers […]

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eResource Spotlight: Universal Class

If you’re looking to pursue your interests or enhance your professional skills, check out Universal Class! With over 600 continuing education courses offered on a diverse array of topics, there truly is something for everyone. Categories of Courses: Accounting Alternative Medicine Arts Crafts & Hobbies Business Career Training Computer Training Entrepreneurship Finance General Education Health […]

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2024 Poetry Contest Adult and Teen Winners!

Congratulations to our 2024 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 2025 contest!  This year’s Teen contest was judged by Noel Kalenian, Librarian and published poet; the Adult contest was judged by Dr. Randy Phillis, professor of […]

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Poem in Your Pocket Day 2024

Poem in Your Pocket Day takes place every year during National Poetry Month. The 2024 Poem in Your Pocket Day will take place on Thursday, April 18. The Academy of American Poets keeps this initiative going, and on the Poem in Your Pocket Day website you can find a free 61-page guide for celebrating this […]

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Resource Navigators Are Now at Central Library, Ready To Support Residents

Mesa County Libraries and Mesa County Public Health are excited to announce their collaboration to support residents in Mesa County when it comes to accessing resources in the community. Resource Navigators are now stationed at the Central Library, located at 443 N. 6th Street in downtown Grand Junction. Availability The Resource Navigators will be available […]

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Recycled Book Art Show Gallery and Winners

2024 marks the fifth year of the Recycled Books Art Show at Mesa County Libraries! In 2019, the Friends of the Mesa County Libraries organized, managed, and funded the initial art show featuring projects made by local creatives using recycled books. This well-loved annual display continues to showcase some of the intricate and amazing artwork […]

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Mesa County Libraries Named Finalist for 2024 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service

The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced on March 27, 2024, that Mesa County Libraries is among 30 finalists for the 2024 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Mesa County Libraries is the only institution in Colorado to be selected as a finalist for this award. The National Medal is the nation’s highest […]

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Are You a Poet and You Know It? Submit Your Poems to our Annual Teen and Adult Poetry Contest!

April is National Poetry Month, and it’s time to summon your inner poet and enter your best work in the Mesa County Libraries 2024 Poetry Contest! The Poetry Contest is an annual contest that seeks to recognize Mesa County’s best poets! The contest features separate categories for adults (18 and older) and teens (grades 6-12). […]

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