Jr. Scientist Academy

The Jr. Scientist program at the library is bumping up a notch.  CMU professors have motivated, educated and entertained young scientists from all over the valley once a month for the past 4 years. To help nourish the insatiable interest of these young scientists, they will now have the opportunity to attend talks and register […]

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Kid Grand Prize Winners!

A couple of weeks ago, four-year-old Izzi walked into the Fruita library with flutterings in her stomach and her father by her side.  It was a special day; she was the lucky winner of a grand prize!  All summer long Izzi and her parents read together, they logged the hours, and now Izzi was at […]

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Free Comic Book Day

Come in to any Mesa County Library location during regular hours on Saturday, May 7th, for a free comic book! Free Comic Book Day is a national event and is a way of encouraging readers of all ages to discover – or rediscover – this unique storytelling medium. Libraries and comic book shops (including Grand Junction’s own Top […]

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Happy birthday, Beverly Cleary!

Did you know that today is my favorite children’s author Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday? Famous and beloved for her Beezus and Ramona (and Henry Huggins and Ribsy) books, Cleary wrote about real kids and their everyday lives and struggles with a comic touch.  Never preachy, always lively and engaging, she wanted to write about ordinary […]

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Author Spotlight: Emma Virján

 Author Spotlight: Emma Virján   Emma Virján is a wonderful author who writes wonderful books and has a wonderful personality to match (not to mention a wonderfully red, big wig). Around the middle of March, 2016 she took some time to talk to me about her character named Pig as well as herself. Here’s what I […]

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Summer Youth Options Fair

It is a fact.  Summer is right around the corner.  At Mesa County Libraries, we are assembling a slew of ideas to offer families things to do.  It’s all about fun, learning and well being.  But we are not alone!  Others have the same idea and more. To help our community know what is available, non-profits and businesses are convening for […]

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Story Time Beat

  Featured here are Trevor and Dave, both local musicians in the GJ band scene and library staff members.  They stepped up to story time at the Central Library on Tuesday, playing for 93 kids and grownups who sang (and mooed) along.  Now that’s a party.​ Story time is hosted at all Mesa County Library locations.  We […]

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