Tell us how we’re doing! Take our library survey

Here is your chance to tell Mesa County Libraries how we’re doing. Please take a few moments to complete our survey about the services at your local library. We’ve designed the survey so that it should take no more than five or 10 minutes to complete, and your honest answers will help us provide you […]

The Science of Taste

One of the enjoyable factors to Kitchens of the Great Midwest is the change in perspective and narrator that each chapter brings. In the only chapter that is from Eva’s point of view, she is a young girl, experimenting in the growth of chili peppers and breeding for the hottest possible. In her bedroom closet. […]

Dontcha know where the Midwest is?

Location, location, location. In some books, the sense of place becomes its own character. The location provides a meaning and impact all its own, contributing to the actions of the characters as well as the readers’ understanding of them. Kitchens of the Great Midwest is one such book. The first giveaway, of course, is the […]

Story Time Survey

Have you attended a story time or a puppet show at one of our participating locations? We would love to hear your feedback! In order to stay informed about what you want and need, we have developed a brief survey. As an organization that focuses on serving our community, we strive to keep our programs […]

No football this weekend? No problem!

Here are some options (pun intended) for your viewing pleasure. Broncos: The Complete History, 2006 Denver Broncos Greatest Moments, 2013 Broncos 3 Greatest Games, 2008 America’s Game: Denver Broncos Collection, 2007

Calling all artists! Apply now for 970West Studio Artist in Residence

Artists in Mesa County are invited to apply for one of three Artist in Residence spots available during 2016 in the Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio. The entry deadline is Feb. 26, and applications may be submitted online at mesacountylibraries.org. Artists 18 and older who live in Mesa County are eligible to apply. Artists may […]

David Bowie, the Dedicated Reader

The adage goes that to be a decent writer, it helps if one is an avid reader. It was no secret that David Bowie, the galactic songwriter, loved to read. When asked by Vanity Fair’s Proust questionnaire what his idea of perfect happiness was, Bowie matter-of-factly answered: reading. A true innovator and dream weaver, Bowie […]

Before the Grand Mesa National Forest Existed

Many residents of western Colorado recognize the Grand Mesa as one of the dominant landmarks in the Grand Valley.  It rises to over 10,000 feet in elevation and contributes to the overall beauty of our region. The Grand Mesa National Forest was established on March, 11 1924 but it didn’t always go by that name. In […]

Monthly meetings to provide information to local immigrant community

A series of monthly meetings to provide information to the local immigrant community are scheduled from January through June in the Mesa County Libraries Central Library Community Room, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction. Information at the meetings will be presented in both English and Spanish. Topics to be discussed at the meetings […]