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Small Business: Connecting With Your Community

Maybe you are an artist, musician or web designer. Maybe you are just dreaming of getting started in your career. Whatever your small business dream, you will likely need to promote and connect with people on Facebook, Instagram, Etsy, Twitter, and other social media. You will also want to network locally. Lynda, a database offered […]

ReferenceUSA – Consumer Database

Are you a business or organization looking to grow and connect with other businesses and broaden your customer base? Mesa County Libraries may have just the tool for you to use. ReferenceUSA is a powerful database containing millions of consumer and business profiles. You can search and narrow down your results to meet the specific […]

Search Engine Optimization Diagram, Site Architecture, Content, Backlinks, Indexing Keywords, Ranking, Traffic, Web

SEO – Content is King

Have you ever wondered why some websites show up higher on your web searches than others? Those sites have worked really hard on their SEO to reach the top of the list. What is SEO you might ask? Search Engine Optimization is what that is. SEO is all about making sure that people can find […]

Pwning Literacy: Gaming in the Library

It’s Friday afternoon at the library. The doors to the Teen Center are shut and the lights are out, but it is not quiet. A sign posted on the door reads “Teen Gaming in Progress: Come In, We Are Open!” Those who enter are engulfed by the joyful screams and shouts of teenagers, eating Doritos […]

Keeping Secrets Secret…

Can I tell you something? Do you promise not to tell anyone else? Can you keep a secret? Have you ever been in this situation before wondering if someone is going to use, steal, or tell someone else your great ideas? If so then you may want to consider having your own nondisclosure agreement. According […]

NEW History Research Guide

History is the interpretation of past events concerning the human experience. Here at Mesa County Libraries, we have built a new History Research Guide to cater to those interested in the pursuit of the past. One aspect I’d like to highlight on the blog is the Primary Source Guide within this new feature. Primary Sources […]

Good Vibrations

So much has been written about the Beach Boys during their extraordinary fifty-five year history, but Mike Love as the group’s front man and principal lyricist has the inside scoop on the history of the legendary American band with his new book Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy. Their origins were middle class; […]

Resources for dealing with suicide

Suicide is a very serious and ongoing concern in Mesa County – the overall suicide rate in Mesa County is almost double the national average and suicide is the leading cause of death for youth ages 15-19 in Colorado.  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers free and confidential counseling 24 hours a day by calling […]

Inhabited

In Charlie Quimby‘s follow-up to his debut novel Monument Road, he returns to his native western Colorado and the city of Grand Junction, a town built at the confluence of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers. And it is at the river where Quimby’s story begins. The river banks, covered in the invasive tamarisk, have become […]