90 Years Ago in Grand Junction

On Sunday, September 20, 1925 the residents of Grand Junction must have been excited about the upcoming week. Monday would mark the beginning of classes at the first college in Grand Junction and the newest institution of higher learning in Colorado. Grand Junction State Junior College opened it doors to students at 8:00 AM on […]

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Orchard Mesa Story Time Fridays

Our Orchard Mesa branch has a wonderfully warm and cozy story time every Friday at 10 a.m.  Please join us! Also, on Wednesday, September 23rd from 4-5 p.m. we’ll have a Dog Ears program – giving children an opportunity to read to a therapy/service dog.  Please call in advance to reserve a spot (243-0181 or […]

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Mesa County Libraries in 1901

1897 saw the formation of the Woman’s Library Association in Grand Junction. This organization had determined a need for a free public library in the city and was dedicated to making the goal a reality. In 1900 the association received a promise of $5,000 from renowned philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to build a new library. Construction […]

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A gem of a library in Collbran

If you plan a trip up to the Grand Mesa to view the changing seasons in the coming weeks, we urge you to visit the Collbran Branch Library, located at 111 Main St. in Collbran.  We can’t promise you’ll see riders on horseback from the windows of the library, but we are confident you’ll enjoy seeing how Mesa […]

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Construction continues on 970West Studio

  The Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio building is taking shape at Fifth Street and Ouray Avenue, across from the Central Library in Grand Junction. Inside, framing reveals the layout of various features, such as the recording studio, the control room, and the artist-in-residence work space. The building will have a main hallway “spine,” similar […]

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While you’re in Palisade

If you’re going to the Palisade Peach Fest on August 14th or 15th, swing by the Palisade branch library (119 W 3rd St) and check out the Palisade Auxiliary Group used book sale.  Proceeds from the sale support the Palisade branch library.  Hours for the sale are 9-1 and 2-6 on Friday; 9-4 on Saturday. […]

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