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Resources for exploring the outdoors and local culture

We’re pretty lucky to be living in beautiful western Colorado!  To help you explore our area, your library has some great resources to make your cultural and outdoor experiences more fun AND easier on your wallet.  For Exploring the Outdoors National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps  – the Central Library and Fruita Branch have regional maps […]

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2018 Poetry Contest Adult and Teen Winners!

Congratulations to our 2018 poetry contest winners!  We had dozens of great submission this year and included a Grade 6-12 option for the first time.  If you missed entering this year, keep an eye out for our 2019 contest!  Winning poems from this year can be found below.  Adult winners: 1st Place/Adult: Patrick G. Metoyer […]

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Changes Coming to OverDrive 9/28

The changes that OverDrive has been saying are ‘coming soon’ for over a year are finally here!  This Thursday, 9/28, your OverDrive experience will look a bit different.  Here are some of the most important changes: Redesigned interface to make downloading faster and easier. Titles now have easy-to-understand wording for Available vs Wait List and […]

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Service Changes for Digital Magazines (Zinio/RBdigital)

Zinio, our digital magazine service, is changing its name to RBdigital and re-branding their website and app.  Service disruptions as they upgrade their servers will be likely, beginning at 6pm MST, Monday, June 26 and running through approximately 8am MST, Tuesday, June 27.   Zinio for Libraries app users will be prompted to update to […]

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2017 Poetry Contest Winners

In celebration of National Poetry Month this April, Mesa County Libraries hosted its 6th annual poetry contest.  We had 54 entries this year, making it the best year yet–thank you! Each winner received a gift certificate for Downtown Grand Junction. Special thanks to Dr. Randy Phillis for being our judge again!  The winners of the […]

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Learn to Play an Instrument with Lynda

Great news!  You can now learn to play an instrument with your library card and Lynda.com.  Lynda is already an industry leader when it comes to software and business training, and now they’ve brought that same excellence to learning music! Lynda now has courses in voice training, songwriting, guitar, drums, piano and bass.  There are […]

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New @ Your Library – Trail Maps

Good news for all outdoor lovers – the Central and Fruita libraries now have regional National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps for checkout!  We’ve got many different western Colorado and Utah locations, including Arches, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and much more. These maps are waterproof, tear resistant and thoroughly researched to make sure all roads and trails […]

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Remembering Prince

The first 4 months of 2016 have not been very forgiving to music fans.  After losing legends David Bowie, Phife, Glenn Frey and Merle Haggard, we got news of Prince’s death last week. In addition to his many albums, and of course, the semi-autobiographical movie Purple Rain, below are some nonfiction picks if you’d like […]

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Guest Post: Jessica Scriver

The following is a guest post from Jessica Scriver. Jessica is the first artist selected for the Artist In Residence program for 2016 with her quarter running from April 1 through June 29, 2016.  I guarantee this is the cutest thing you’ll see all day! Also, be sure to tune in to KAFM (88.1) this […]

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