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Mesa County Libraries to close until at least April 6

After today (Saturday, March 14), all Mesa County Libraries locations will close until at least Monday, April 6, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus in our communities. The announcement Saturday of a presumptive positive case of the illness in Mesa County prompted the library’s decision to close. Libraries are a popular […]

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The library had a great 2019, thanks to you!

Mesa County Libraries’ 2019 Annual Report is now available here, and it’s filled with great news about your local library! Among the highlights: The number of library cardholders increased 5% to more than 82,000, which tells us that we are offering materials, services, and programs that Mesa County residents find to be useful and enjoyable. […]

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Welcome back to the library! No more overdue fines

As of Jan. 1, 2020, Mesa County Libraries no longer charge overdue fines on books and other items, and all accumulated fines for overdue materials have been waived. Today, we wish to welcome back more than 5,800 library patrons who were blocked from further checkouts because of accumulated fines exceeding $10. With overdue fines waived, […]

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Applications accepted for library Board of Trustees

Applications are being accepted to fill an opening on the Mesa County Public Library District’s Board of Trustees. The seven-member volunteer board adopts and oversees the budget, bylaws, and policies of the library district; conducts long-range planning; and hires and evaluates the library director. The open seat on the board was created when a trustee […]

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Path work begins in Discovery Garden

A crew from Bookcliff Gardens began installing new, hard-packed walking paths in the Mesa County Libraries Discovery Garden this week, courtesy of a generous grant from AARP. The widened paths, made of decomposed granite, will allow better mobility through the garden. The project is funded via a portion of a $15,000 AARP Community Challenge Grant. […]

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Discovery Garden to benefit from grant for bioswale features

The Mesa County Libraries Foundation has received a $5,000 grant from the Western Colorado Community Foundation to fund the construction of unique water conservation structures called “bioswales” in the library’s Discovery Garden at Fifth Street and Chipeta Avenue in downtown Grand Junction. Bioswales are water channels that slow and naturally filter stormwater from an area, […]

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AARP awards grant to Mesa County Libraries for Discovery Garden project

Mesa County Libraries have been awarded a $15,000 AARP Community Challenge Grant to assist in the development of the library’s Discovery Garden, an interactive demonstration garden under development at Fifth Street and Chipeta Avenue in Grand Junction. According to AARP, the AARP Community Challenge Grant program is part of the nationwide AARP Livable Communities initiative […]

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