Video games for the whole family

Video games have been popular for years among children and teens, and many parents have reasonable concerns about screen time and the issues with it. Yet there is a new study suggesting that video games provide a welcome doorway for reluctant readers, who often read blogs or books related to their favorite video games. The […]

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Friday Focus – Subject Guides at Your Library

Did you know we have some great subject guides on our website?  These guides are curated by library staff and help you get started on your research journey (or just help you find your next craft project!). Our most popular guides include Reader’s Café, Downloadable & Streaming Media, Elections & Voting Information, and Genealogy.  Is […]

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Applications accepted for Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees opening

Applications are being accepted to fill an opening on the Mesa County Public Library District’s Board of Trustees. The seven-member volunteer board adopts and oversees the budget, bylaws, and policies of the library district; conducts long-range planning; and prepares an annual financial report to the Mesa County Commissioners. The open seat on the board was […]

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Publishers Weekly 01/04/2021

Here are the most current bestsellers for fiction and nonfiction according to Publishers Weekly: Fiction A Time for Mercy by John Grisham Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline The Return by Nicholas Sparks The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Deadly Cross by James Patterson If It Bleeds by Stephen King Daylight by David Baldacci The […]

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Mesa County Libraries plan reopening for Jan. 19

Mesa County Libraries plan to reopen library buildings to public visits starting Tuesday, Jan. 19. The reopening is contingent on COVID-19 case numbers in Mesa County remaining stable or in decline. The eight library locations will be open on their regular daily schedules, except that the Central Library will be closed Sundays until fall 2021. […]

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January Staff Picks

Happy 2021! With the new year, we here at Mesa County Libraries hope you are feeling rejuvenated, hopeful, and perhaps considering some fulfilling goals.  If reading 20, 50, 100, or any amount of books this year is one of your goals, well, you know who to turn to for recommendations! Our knowledgeable staff have offered […]

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Quill from Moss Video Game

Video Game Review: Moss

First off, happy New Year everyone! 2020 has been…interesting to say the least and to celebrate a new beginning I choose a unique game to review. Something different and out there and much more enchanting than I had gambled on. Moss is a virtual reality (VR) PlayStation game that follows the storybook adventure of Quill, […]

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Local History Thursday: How to Research Your Home or Building’s History in Mesa County

Are you interested in knowing when your home was built, who lived there before and other information? Whether you own or rent your house, you can use these resources to research your house’s history (or your apartment or business’s history, for that matter).   Mesa County Assessor records You can use real property records held […]

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Publishers Weekly 12/28/2020

Here are the most current bestsellers for fiction and nonfiction according to Publishers Weekly:   Fiction A Time for Mercy by John Grisham Deadly Cross by James Patterson Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline The Return by Nicholas Sparks The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Daylight by David Baldacci The Sentinel: A Jack Reacher Novel […]

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