Kids Read Picks

Kids Read Picks presents book reviews and recommendations from kids in Mesa County. Don’t be surprised if you can’t find some of these books at the library or in stores: kids who attend Kids Read Book Club on Tuesdays at 4:00 at the Central Library have access to books before they are officially published. Rating […]

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Bilingual Latinx Board Books

If you love bilingual books, Latin American culture, and music then the books being published by Lil’ Libros will warm your heart. In an effort to promote early biliteracy and bilingualism, Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein founded Lil’ Libros in order to publish board books about topics that many Latinos would find familiar and non-Latinos […]

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Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries

Reading Rocks! Summer Reading starts May 29 

How much can you read this summer? Find out by signing up for Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries! Summer Reading begins Tuesday, May 29. You can sign up online or at any of the library’s eight locations, and it is open to all ages. There’s no charge to participate! Summer Reading participants can read […]

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Puppet show sets the stage for Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries  

Get the kids excited for Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries by attending a “Reading Rocks!” puppet show at your nearest library location. Summer Reading officially starts May 29, but kids, teens, and adults can sign up now online. Summer Reading will feature awesome activities, plentiful prizes, and a Summer Entertainment Series jam-packed with magicians, musicians, […]

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Library Fiesta for Children’s Day

We celebrate moms on Mother’s Day; we celebrate dads on Father’s Day; and we even celebrate doughnuts on National Donut Day (yum!). But, how about children? Various Latin American countries, in fact, do celebrate such a day: el Día de los Niños or Children’s Day. Author Pat Mora learned about this celebration in Mexico, and […]

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Volunteers are crucial to the library – and its patrons

Thank a library volunteer this week! It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week, and it’s time to recognize how crucial volunteers are to the services that Mesa County Libraries provide. How crucial are they? The work that volunteers do helps the library circulate materials efficiently. In other words, when a patron returns a book or DVD to the […]

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Have You Listened to a Good Biography Lately?

It seems to be the time of the year that classroom assignments turn to thoughts of biography. Yes, those books that tell the stories of real people. Fortunately, fans of fiction and nonfiction agree: biographies are fun to read, whether you use your eyes or ears to do so. Basing engrossing narratives on interesting facts, […]

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El Chavo Puppet Show

Once upon a time, there was a little boy who lived in a barrel. His name was El Chavo. One day, El Chavo and his friends decided to turn their neighborhood into a world of magic and fantasy. But, a meddling wolf appeared and threatened the peace of their magical world. What will they do? […]

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