Food Assistance Resources

I know we’re all missing the library services we’re used to–the books, the in-person events–and probably wanting the item(s) you put on hold a month ago! These are top reasons we love our library. For us librarians, we also value our role as a community resource, connecting people to the organizations that can meet their […]

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Kids Read Picks, vol. 18

Kids Read Picks presents book reviews by kids in Mesa County. Don’t be surprised if you can’t find some of these books at the library or in stores: kids who attend Kids Read Book Club on Tuesdays at 4:00 at the Central Library have access to books before they are officially published.   Rating System: […]

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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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Video Game Review: Overcooked 2

“Fantastic party game that will have you and your friends laughing constantly.  Even if you are playing the game solo, it is a blast and a half. 8/10 more addictive than Candy Crush.” – John Orchard Mesa Branch “Overcooked 2 has the feel of a mobile game with the story elements of a great console […]

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Local History Thursday: When Grand Junction Had A Socialist Mayor

In 1912, Eugene Debs, the union leader, fiery orator, and perennial socialist candidate for president, received over  900,000 votes during the presidential election, or 6% of the popular vote (consider that before women’s suffrage and our country’s population expansion, the number of eligible voters was far lower than today). In the aftermath of the Panic […]

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Mesa County Libraries to close until at least April 6

After today (Saturday, March 14), all Mesa County Libraries locations will close until at least Monday, April 6, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus in our communities. The announcement Saturday of a presumptive positive case of the illness in Mesa County prompted the library’s decision to close. Libraries are a popular […]

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Library cancels all programs and events through March 31

In an effort to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus among the public, Mesa County Libraries are canceling all programs and events through at least March 31. Although there have been no reports of COVID-19 illness in Mesa County, local health authorities are recommending the postponement or cancellation of all nonessential gatherings in order […]

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Local History Thursday: The Driggs Mansion

Within the first few months of moving to Grand Junction, I went out for a cloudy day drive on Highway 141 up to Gateway, Colorado. This day trip had been recommended to me by many locals for its incredible beauty, and those recommendations were 100% accurate.  With sweeping canyon views, verdant sagebrush fields and plentiful […]

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