Contributions sought for anthology about pandemic experience

From May 1-June 1, 2021, written and artistic contributions will be accepted for possible inclusion in an upcoming anthology about the community’s experience with the coronavirus pandemic. The anthology will accept submissions from writers, poets, photographers, and artists who live in Mesa County or attend Colorado Mesa University. The anthology’s theme, “In This Together,” represents […]

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Local History Thursday: David Combs Discusses the Movement for Social Justice in Mesa County

In his second interview with the Social Justice Archive at Mesa County Libraries, David Combs turns his attention to the death of George Floyd (who died at the hands of recently convicted Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin). As an African-American from Minneapolis, Combs gives unique and powerful perspectives on ethnic relations in that city, and on […]

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Mesa County Libraries adjust pandemic restrictions

As Mesa County’s Free to Choose resolution takes effect April 16, Mesa County Libraries are adjusting some restrictions that have been in place during the coronavirus pandemic.  Among the changes are the following: Patrons are asked to wear a mask while they visit the library unless they are alone or with members of their household […]

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Lynda/LinkedIn Learning resource to end March 14

Lynda, a popular educational eResource now known as LinkedIn Learning, will no longer be offered through Mesa County Libraries after March 14, 2021. The change is happening because of Lynda’s new technological requirements that the library is not currently able to meet. The library is working on a solution to the technical issues and hopes […]

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Library now offers hoopla®, providing more access to movies, ebooks, and more

Mesa County Libraries cardholders now have access to hoopla®, an on-demand streaming service that offers more than 950,000 titles in the form of ebooks, eAudiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, and comics. Content on hoopla can be streamed from any compatible computer, mobile device, or platform by downloading the hoopla app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Fire TV, Chromecast, […]

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Library’s 2020 Annual Report now available

2020 was anything but a typical year, and Mesa County Libraries’ newly released 2020 Annual Report shows just how unusual it was for your public library. For example, electronic circulation (ebooks and eAudibooks) increased by 39%, driven by pandemic-related library building closures. Library visits dropped by 56%, and overall checkouts and renewals fell by about […]

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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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