Help name a new library branch!

Time to get creative and help name a branch of Mesa County Libraries! Through Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, we are collecting suggestions for the name of the proposed new branch at 3180 F Road that will serve the Clifton and Fruitvale areas. If you have an idea, let us know! From those suggestions, we will […]

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Local History Thursday: Butting Heads with John Otto

If you’ve lived in Mesa County for a few years or have strolled around the Colorado National Monument more than once, you are most likely familiar with the legendary John Otto. John Otto was the custodian, founder, and undoubtedly the biggest cheerleader for our beautiful Colorado National Monument, a place of canyons and grandeur that […]

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Local History Thursday: We Can, and We Did

If you’re at all drawn to Martha Stewart, Pinterest, and food preservation, you may get excited about canning fruits and vegetables.  This process has been used for generations to sustain foods in airtight storage to last through tumultuous winters, or simply to snack on during any season. With the abundance of early 1900s fruit and […]

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Detail from flier promoting community forums

Mesa County Libraries seek public input on possible new library in Clifton/Fruitvale area

Mesa County Libraries are seeking input from Mesa County residents about a potential new library to serve the east Grand Valley. Residents are invited to attend upcoming community forums to discuss services and features in a proposed new library building at 3180 F Road. The new library would replace the current Clifton Branch. Four community […]

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Panel to discuss the importance of community connection Oct. 16 at Central Library

A panel of local leaders will discuss the importance of community connections and how such connections among residents can bring about positive change. The panel discussion, titled “State of the Community – Community Connectedness,” is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St., Grand Junction. The discussion […]

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Not-So Local History Thursday (On a Not-So Thursday): Outliers From Our Oral History Collection

Sure, you can explore the Mesa County Oral History Project online for fascinating local stories, people and history, but why stop there when the Mesa County Libraries digital archive also contains random recordings of a not-so-local nature? For instance, what is a performance by the Rainbow Valley Boys, a bluegrass band from back East, doing […]

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October 2019 Spooky Staff Favorites

The pumpkins are poppin’ off the vines and the candy sales are skyrocketing.  October is a time of change, both in weather and mood.  Those who are so inclined begin to seek entertainment focused on a blend of spooky, scary, creepy, gory, gruesome, hair-raising, and supernatural. The staff here at Mesa County Libraries who enjoy […]

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