Bibliotherapy: Finding Comfort Through Reading in Times of Grief

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” –Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll   Reading has the power to provide us with comfort and insight during difficult times. Re-reading beloved stories can conjure nostalgic feelings of contentment and happiness, providing emotional comfort and physical relief from stress. Immersing the […]

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Why I Read Non-Fiction Picture Books

If I’m going to enjoy reading a book, I need it to fit with my personal reading needs: I have a short attention span and an imperfect memory. This means that dense books written for adults aren’t my first choice. Instead, I prefer reading non-fiction picture books. I can spend 30 to 60 minutes with […]

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Funny audio books for kids

Is there a holiday road trip in your near future? Do you like to stay sane while driving around with your kids? Try these entertaining kids’ audio books, picked for their appeal to young-uns and parents alike: For young children: Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond How to Train […]

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Rules of Reading

Reading, when done right, is joyful. It opens up the world to all kinds of possibilities. When I was a kid, though, some of my relatives thought I read too much, and some of my teachers thought what I was reading was “trash.” I’m sure I’m not the only one who has had such experiences. […]

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CyberStrong: A series of family wellbeing programs at the library

Hurry—the first program is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6! Please register at mesacountylibraries.org or by calling 970-243-4442. Studies and articles have been popping up about the impact of various online activities particularly aimed at children. We continue to chart the territory as digital dependencies develop and permeate our lives. The cyber world is […]

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Jalapeños, Bagels, and Collaboration

                     Jalapeños in bagels? Yes, please! While the pairing might seem unlikely, it really is delicious. But who would’ve thought to make such a combination in the first place? In the heartwarming (and mouthwatering) Jalapeño Bagels, Pablo, whose mother is Mexican and whose father is Yiddish, […]

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CyberStrong programs to help Mesa County families take control of their Internet and social media use

CyberStrong Mesa County, a series of programs to help families enjoy the Internet and social media while being resilient to their negative effects, will happen from 6-7:30 p.m. on four Mondays beginning Nov. 6, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. The sessions are: 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, […]

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Recommendations for Kids: Sci-Fi

Excited about ComicCon? I am. Because I was introduced to cons through science fiction conventions such as WorldCon and DragonCon, just the thought of ComicCon got me excited about reading new science fiction from our library. It’s never too early to start enjoying science fiction.  For the youngest kids Zelda’s Big Adventure by Marie Alafaci, […]

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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 […]

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