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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Publishers Weekly 01/25/2021

Here are the most current bestsellers for fiction and nonfiction according to Publishers Weekly: Fiction Neighbors by Danielle Steel The Scorpion’s Tail by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett The Midnight Library by Matt Haig The Return by Nicholas Sparks Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (the High Republic) by […]

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Publishers Weekly 1/18/2021

Here are the most current bestsellers for fiction and nonfiction according to Publishers Weekly: Fiction Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (the High Republic) by Charles Soule Neighbors by Danielle Steel The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett The Return by Nicholas Sparks A Time for Mercy by John Grisham Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline […]

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Video Game Review: House Flipper

House Flipper is a simulation game where your goal is to buy run-down homes, fix them up, and sell them for profit. Renovations include painting, tiling, installation of appliances, cleaning, and demolishing unusable rooms. Yep, this is a game about chores and architecture. When I saw this game on the shelf, I was admittedly skeptical. […]

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Local History Thursday: The Bridges of Palisade

The increase of convenient transportation methods has always been a fascinating part of history.  Roads were trampled out, built, and eventually paved.  The seemingly charming horse and buggy morphed into horsepower engines.  Living in a land where the prominent, fast-flowing Colorado River (called the Grand River until 1921) cut through the land for miles, many […]

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Video games for the whole family

Video games have been popular for years among children and teens, and many parents have reasonable concerns about screen time and the issues with it. Yet there is a new study suggesting that video games provide a welcome doorway for reluctant readers, who often read blogs or books related to their favorite video games. The […]

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Friday Focus – Subject Guides at Your Library

Did you know we have some great subject guides on our website?  These guides are curated by library staff and help you get started on your research journey (or just help you find your next craft project!). Our most popular guides include Reader’s Café, Downloadable & Streaming Media, Elections & Voting Information, and Genealogy.  Is […]

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Applications accepted for Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees opening

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 prepares an annual financial report to the Mesa County Commissioners. The open seat on the board was […]

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Publishers Weekly 01/04/2021

Here are the most current bestsellers for fiction and nonfiction according to Publishers Weekly: Fiction A Time for Mercy by John Grisham Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline The Return by Nicholas Sparks The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Deadly Cross by James Patterson If It Bleeds by Stephen King Daylight by David Baldacci The […]

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