Check Out Virtual Magazines

Sometimes there’s no greater satisfaction than drinking a gargantuan cup of coffee and losing yourself in a spread of magazines. If you’re lacking in variety and feel the desire to acquire thousands of different options at your fingertips, turn to Libby for its virtual magazine selection.  Libby by Overdrive is a free online app available […]

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July Staff Picks

Keep the good times and great reads rolling this summer with new recommendations from our library staff. Please visit our catalog for even more terrific staff summer reading picks. Ana’s Pick Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall (This title can be applied towards the Mirrors and Windows Reading […]

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Local History Thursday: Here’s the Scoop

These 90 degree temperatures have kicked ice cream cravings into high gear. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, ice cream is a commodity that was first documented in America around 1744.  It was originally a treat of the elite, its cool flavors only to be enjoyed by the rich.  Time and technological advances changed […]

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Staff Summer Reading Picks

It’s that time again! Every year, we look forward to the start of Summer Reading.  Summer Reading encourages patrons of all ages to explore the libraries amazing collection, track reading progress, attend special events, and win prizes throughout the entirety of this program, June 1st thru July 17th. If you’re looking to add some variety […]

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Local History Thursday: Cowgirl Marie Young

Ahh the Wild West.  Tumbleweeds, dry and dusty landscapes, cactus, cowboys chewing on straw and riding horses across the desert… A less featured but equally important symbol of the American West is that of the cowgirl. Annie Oakley and Lucille Mulhall were two tough women who became nationally known for their lassoing, riding skills and […]

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May Staff Picks

Happy May, all! For this month, we’d like to focus our staff recommendations around a special new reading experience here at Mesa County Libraries. The Mirrors and Windows reading experience is a celebration of culture focused on diverse books and films offered throughout our catalog.  This idea stems from a movement called Read Woke started […]

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April Staff Picks

Curious what our staff is reading this month? Stop here for a monthly glimpse into the reading lives of Mesa County Libraries employees. Who knows, you might find your next favorite! Click on any of the below images to be directed to our catalog. John A.’s pick:  Touring Colorado Hot Springs by Carl Wamback, revised […]

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Local History Thursday: New Book Review of “The History of Railroads in Palisade, Colorado”

Local history buffs, rejoice! A new book has been published by the Palisade Historical Society. Written by local historian and railroad enthusiast Matt Darling, “The History of Railroads in Palisade, Colorado” has made its way to our library shelves. This read explains the complications, successes, and technicalities of the railroad making its way through the Grand […]

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