Digital Literacy During COVID-19

During this COVID-19 emergency, we’ve become very dependent on technology (even more than we already were) to help us do our jobs, find reliable information, or just to keep essential connections with family and loved ones. Unfortunately not everyone has the skills or resources needed to navigate this digital landscape. Hopefully some of these tools […]

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Adult Learning Resources at MCL (aka Learning in the Time of COVID-19)

If you’re looking for something to learn during this time, then we have some great Lifelong Learning resources at Mesa County Libraries you can access with your library card: Learning Express Library -test preparation materials and interactive practice exams for GED, academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Lynda.com – an online […]

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Prompts and Resources for Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, and being stuck indoors is the perfect time to wax poetic while contemplating your carpet…er…maybe that’s just me? Anywaaaay..in case you hadn’t heard, we’re currently accepting submissions for our annual Teen/Adult poetry contest. The top three poets in each category (Teen/Adult) will receive a $100 (1st place), $75 (second place) […]

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Access Ancestry.com and ABCMouse from Home!

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many library vendors are generously expanding access to their offerings. In addition to the many eResources we offer that can already be accessed with your library card remotely, Ancestry Library Edition and ABC Mouse are now available from home as well (both were previously in-library use only). The award-winning ABCmouse […]

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2019 Poetry Contest Adult and Teen Winners!

Congratulations to our 2019 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 2020 contest. On May 21st at 5pm, please join us at the Central Library to hear the winning poems from our 2019 Mesa County Libraries Teen […]

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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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