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 […]

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 […]

Summer Reading Grand Prize Winners!

Greetings!  I hope you enjoyed participating in Summer Reading this year, because we rocked it!  I’m happy to state that nearly 5,000  people registered, and participants, who were 6 and older, read a staggering 28, 113 hours!  Our youngest participants, ages 0 to 5, were read a total of 18,528 books this summer!  Way to go, […]

Friendship for Little Ones — 15 Children’s Books

Public librarians serve a diverse clientele with equal rigor and enthusiasm — kids, families, retirees, folks passing through town — the list goes on. Cultural, economic, religious, political, and personal differences are sure to exist — even with librarians. But when it comes to serving the public, a librarian’s professional commitment to understanding the views […]

Paleontological illustrator Melody Brooke Safken is 970West Studio Artist in Residence through early December  

  Melody Brooke Safken, an award-winning illustrator and instructor at Colorado Mesa University, is the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio Artist in Residence. Specializing in paleontological illustration, Safken plans to host open studio hours and a variety of workshops during her residency, which lasts through Dec. 4, 2017. Born and raised in Grand Junction, […]

“Elephant and Piggie” puppet show set for July 25-29 at Central Library  

“Adventures with Elephant and Piggie,” a children’s puppet show based on characters created by Mo Willems, is scheduled for performances Tuesday through Saturday, July 25-29, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. Children and their families will enjoy finding out what happens when a big guy takes […]

Neighbors Read in July features drums, dance, and puppets

The weekly Neighbors Read family story time at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library will feature drums, dance, and puppets in July. Neighbors Read happens at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. Neighbors Read is a family-oriented story time in which members of the community read […]

Bike to Work Day is Wednesday, June 28

You might see more bicyclists on local roads than usual on Wednesday, June 28, as Mesa County celebrates Bike to Work Day. Hundreds of local workers – including many staff of Mesa County Libraries – will be riding bicycles to work and back home tomorrow. Bike to Work Day is part of Bike Month in […]

Drum Safari comes to Mesa County Libraries June 27-29

Get ready for a variety of great summer entertainment through mid-July as we celebrate the halfway point of Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries! Beginning Tuesday, June 27, join us for several performances by Drum Safari, a local favorite whose interactive and energetic drum performances attract more fans every year as they perform at library […]

“Dragonkyn” author Nathan Smith Jones to present June 24 reading to teens

Young-adult author Nathan Smith Jones will present a reading from his book “Dragonkyn” to teens at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, in the Teen Area of the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. The reading is open to interested teens ages 12-18 and their families at no charge. Seating is limited. “Dragonkyn” is […]