What’s Growing?

We’re rolling through Spring and in the midst of gardening season! For some of you, this increase in lovely warmer weather makes you want to be outside, feeling the dirt on your hands and introducing some new life to your gardening space.  We at Mesa County Libraries are excited about the abundance of new developments […]

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Virtual Exploring and Online Book Events

This morning I visited the British Museum and viewed an engraved gloss goblet from the 1500s, watched a sea otter swim in Monterey, California, and hiked the Grand Canyon. All this before 9am!  The boredom busters tab of our  COVID-19 libguide contains a plethora of virtual odysseys you can enjoy from the comfort of your […]

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Local History Thursday: The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

Researching accurate historical information is one of the most fun and fascinating elements of writing the Local History Thursday blogs.  A wonderful free resource I use often that’s especially helpful if you’re stuck at home is the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection.  This online resource offered by Mesa County Libraries features articles written all the way […]

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Bilingual Resources for Kids

It is never too late to learn or explore a second language, but it is easier when this learning is initiated during the early years. Mesa County Libraries and other community organizers can help you and your kid to find fun and interactive learning websites and activities to start learning a second language. Nunca es […]

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Local History Thursday: Tips For Backyard Scavengers, Metal Detectorists, And Antiquities Hunters

Working at libraries, particularly those with vibrant historical collections, you meet all kinds of artifact hunters. Occasionally, they let drop a hint or two about how they go about their business. While I cannot vouch for the man in Denver who claimed to be following plans for the recovery of buried treasure (supposedly passed from […]

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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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