Kids Read Picks, Vol. 10

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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Preteens Read Picks, Vol. 1

Preteens Read Picks presents book reviews and recommendations from preteens 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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Fiesta De Los Tres Reyes Magos

Día de los Tres Reyes Magos

On the sixth of January, people across Latin America celebrate a holiday called Día de los Tres Reyes Magos or The Three Kings Day. According to tradition, children leave hay inside a shoe overnight so the camels that belong to the three kings have something delicious to eat. In the morning, children wake up to find […]

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Palisade Branch joins Dog Ears lineup in 2019

Dog Ears, the popular children’s reading therapy program offered through Mesa County Libraries, is coming to the Palisade Branch in 2019. Registered therapy dogs will visit the Palisade Branch, 119 W. Third St., at 4 p.m. on the first Friday of each month, beginning Jan. 4. Kids can sign up in advance for a 15-minute […]

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Kids Read Picks, Vol. 9: Catwad

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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Poinsettias

Las Posadas: a Latin American Christmas

Families pray, children play, and everyone feasts. Endless spreads of ponche, tamales, champurrado, pozole, and buñuelos appear before hungry crowds. And, of course, there is the piñata! With sparklers in hand, kids watch and wait for the piñata to be bashed into surrendering its hoard of candy. Las posadas is a nine day Latin American […]

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Kids Read Picks, Vol. 8

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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Kids Book Couture

Fashion can be fun for all ages. Dressing up, finding the right shoes, the right dress or shirt is a creative activity sort of like painting a picture or designing a set for a play. Every piece of clothing in our closet exists the way it does thanks to the many artists, designers, and fashion […]

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Holiday events highlight library schedule in December

Find the spirit of the holiday season at Mesa County Libraries. From puppet shows to holiday sing-alongs, your local libraries are hosting a variety of holiday events that will appeal to all ages. All events are open to the public free of charge.   Puppet Show: “Santa’s New Suit” Dec. 3-21 at various library locations […]

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Mixed: A Colorful Story

I love a good picture book that sneaks in a message. Mixed: A Colorful Story, by Arree Chung, might just be about colors. But it might also be about celebrating diversity. In the beginning, there were three colors. Reds, yellows, and blues. They live in harmony. Until the Reds decide they are the best. Eventually, […]

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