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Vote for One Book Colorado!

Every April, One Book Colorado distributes over 75,000 copies of the same book across Colorado, to be given to 4 year olds. The program began as an effort to provide Colorado children with access to books that promote early literacy. Research shows that preschoolers who have access to books at home will perform better in […]

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Giving Trees to help people in need during the holidays are at Mesa County Libraries through Dec. 7

Now in its 11th year, the Giving Tree collaboration between Mesa County Libraries and Grand Valley Catholic Outreach seeks to help local families in need during the holidays. Giving Trees decorated with gift requests from Mesa County residents in need will be at the Central Library in Grand Junction and library branches in Clifton, Fruita, […]

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“Cowboys and Natives of Grand Mesa” video presentation set for Nov. 21 at Central Library

“Cowboys and Natives of Grand Mesa,” a public showing of two historical interview videos, is set for noon Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. Archaeologist and tribal liaison Sally Crum will present videos of her interview with Plateau Valley cowboy Louis Kitson about riding […]

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eBooks for Young Children

If you have an early reader in your family who is wanting a little more independence, consider looking at eBooks. eBooks can be a great resource for new and emerging readers, especially read along titles. Read along eBooks will display the text of the book, and highlight the words as they are read aloud. When […]

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November Staff Favorites

The books are flying off the shelves as quickly as the leaves are falling off the branches.  Time to cuddle up and find yourself a good read! Here’s what a few Mesa County Library employees have recently enjoyed:   Denise’s pick: Lost Connections by Johann Hari (2018)  In Lost Connections, author Johann Hari explores the […]

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Local History Thursday: Easy Links to People, Places and Topics in Mesa County History

Curious about Mesa County’s past? Satisfy your history itch in one (or a few) easy click(s). Our Mesa County Oral History Project webpage has links to online information about several important people, places, and topics from Mesa County’s history. Find out what Grand Junction contemporaries of Dalton Trumbo thought of him before he became a […]

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Kids Read Picks, vol. 14

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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