New trees planted in Discovery Garden

The Mesa County Libraries Discovery Garden has a forest of young, new trees that will welcome garden visitors for decades. The trees were acquired through a grant from Friends of Mesa County Libraries and were planted in the Wilderness Garden section that fronts Fifth Street. The Discovery Garden is located at Fifth Street and Chipeta […]

Continue reading

Attention, gardeners! Spring Seed Exchange set for Saturday, March 20, at four library locations

Bring a seed, take a seed at the Mesa County Libraries Spring Seed Exchange, scheduled for Saturday, March 20, at four library locations! Gardeners are invited to bring portioned seeds and take seeds left by others. Please divide your seeds into individual-sized, labeled packets before arriving at the exchange. There is no charge to participate. […]

Continue reading

New sign marks Discovery Garden

The Mesa County Libraries Discovery Garden has a new sign! The sign, which faces Fifth Street near Chipeta Avenue, is built of steel and wood in a rustic design that evokes the feel of a country garden in a city setting. Library staff designed the sign, which was then built and generously donated by All […]

Continue reading

Hang on just a while longer for library reopening

The most common question that Mesa County Libraries staff hear these days is: “When is the library reopening?” The short answer is: “As soon as we can!” The good news is that the library is making progress toward reopening our buildings to the public after they closed March 14 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. […]

Continue reading

Library offers curbside pick-up of holds

Mesa County Libraries are now offering curbside pick-up of holds. Using our curbside service is as easy as 1-2-3 … and 4! Place your items on HOLD in our catalog. You’ll be notified when they are available. After you’re notified, call your library branch to schedule a pick-up time. Pick up your items curbside! (Appointments […]

Continue reading

What’s Growing?

The Mesa County Library Discovery Garden on 5th Street and Chipeta Avenue continues to bloom with plant life and new developments. This plot of land is used to offer a quiet place to relax, to share educational programming with the public, and to offer free, healthy vegetables for our community to eat and enjoy.  One […]

Continue reading
image of bioswale

What’s Growing?

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt” –Margaret Atwood The Discovery Garden is a special part of Mesa County Libraries on the corner of Fifth Street and Chipeta Avenue in Grand Junction.  Within its boundaries you will find a lovely setting for the community to sit and relax, check […]

Continue reading