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Giving Trees to help families in need this holiday season

Mesa County Libraries and Grand Valley Catholic Outreach are working together to help local families in need during the holidays. Giving Trees decorated with gift requests from underprivileged Mesa County residents of all ages will be at the Central Library in Grand Junction and library branches in Clifton, Collbran, Fruita, Orchard Mesa, and Palisade now […]

CyberStrong: A series of family wellbeing programs at the library

Hurry—the first program is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6! Please register at mesacountylibraries.org or by calling 970-243-4442. Studies and articles have been popping up about the impact of various online activities particularly aimed at children. We continue to chart the territory as digital dependencies develop and permeate our lives. The cyber world is […]

Mesa County Libraries win District of the Year Award from state association; Public celebrations planned Sept. 21 at several library locations

The Mesa County Public Library District has been selected as the 2017 District of the Year by the Special District Association of Colorado. This year marks the first time that a library district has won the honor. The Mesa County Public Library District operates eight library locations throughout Mesa County, circulating 1.4 million items and […]

De Beque Branch to reopen in new space Wednesday, Sept. 20

The Mesa County Libraries De Beque Branch is set to reopen to the public at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in a brand-new space at the De Beque School, 730 Minter Ave. Library patrons will find many new amenities, such as an improved, dedicated entrance from the parking lot; a small study room; a […]

Friendship for Little Ones — 15 Children’s Books

Public librarians serve a diverse clientele with equal rigor and enthusiasm — kids, families, retirees, folks passing through town — the list goes on. Cultural, economic, religious, political, and personal differences are sure to exist — even with librarians. But when it comes to serving the public, a librarian’s professional commitment to understanding the views […]

Mesa County Libraries to offer eclipse-related events and viewing aids

UPDATED 8/18/17 at 10:20 am: Please note–At this point, all but one library is out of glasses and it is doubtful there will be any left for the public once their programming (Collbran–see below) is finished.  The library district (8 locations) split the few glasses we received between locations, with the sole purpose of developing […]

Local History: mining in Western Colorado

Join us at the Palisade Branch library, July 18 at 3:30 pm, for A Brief History of Mining in Western Colorado.  Librarian Ike Rakiecki, who is in charge of the Central Library’s Rasheigh Regional History collection, will present a program about the history of mining and the types of mining on the western slope.  And for […]

Drum Safari comes to Mesa County Libraries June 27-29

Get ready for a variety of great summer entertainment through mid-July as we celebrate the halfway point of Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries! Beginning Tuesday, June 27, join us for several performances by Drum Safari, a local favorite whose interactive and energetic drum performances attract more fans every year as they perform at library […]

Mesa County Libraries to celebrate Grand Valley Bike Month during June

June is Grand Valley Bike Month 2017, a time when people throughout Mesa County and the rest of Colorado experience the fun and fitness of riding a bicycle to work and for fun. As part of the community-wide festivities, Mesa County Libraries plan to host several activities throughout the month, so air up your bike […]