Dog Ears reading program expands to Orchard Mesa and Collbran branches

Dog Ears, a children’s reading program at several Mesa County Libraries locations, is expanding to the Orchard Mesa and Collbran branches this year. Dog Ears lets children read individually to specially trained therapy dogs for 15 minutes uninterrupted. Kids who get frustrated or feel uncomfortable while reading often relax and enjoy reading more when they […]

SAT practice tests set for Feb. 10 and 17 at Central Library

Students who want to warm up for the SAT exam are invited to take a practice test at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library on Feb. 10 or 17, 2018. Timed SAT prep tests are offered at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, and 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th […]

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New crochet group to meet monthly at Clifton Branch

Whether you’re new to crocheting or an experienced crochet enthusiast looking for like-minded neighbors, plan to join a new crochet group that will meet monthly at the Mesa County Libraries Clifton Branch, 590 32 Road. The Crochet Club plans to meet from 3-4 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning Jan. 16 at […]

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Mesa County Libraries buy land for future branch library location  

  Mesa County Libraries have completed the purchase of five acres along F Road for a future library branch location. The land, located at 3180 F Road, is anticipated to be the future home of the current Clifton Branch Library. “We know that the Clifton Branch is undersized to adequately serve the population in that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]