Volunteers work on garden fence

Work begins on the Mesa County Libraries People’s Garden

Volunteers on Friday, May 11, began building a perimeter fence and cleaning up the future site of the Mesa County Libraries People’s Garden. The garden, which will occupy library-owned ground at Fifth Street and Chipeta Avenue in Grand Junction, will be a place where volunteers and organizations join up to create and maintain a beautiful […]

Library Foundation launches new wine May 17

Soon, you’ll be able to help raise funds for Mesa County Libraries just by opening a bottle of wine to enjoy. The Mesa County Libraries Foundation is launching Well Read, a specially branded red wine produced by Grande River Vineyards, with a special launch party set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Grande […]

2018 Poetry Contest Adult and Teen Winners!

Congratulations to our 2018 poetry contest winners!  We had dozens of great submission this year and included a Grade 6-12 option for the first time.  If you missed entering this year, keep an eye out for our 2019 contest!  Winning poems from this year can be found below.  Adult winners: 1st Place/Adult: Patrick G. Metoyer […]

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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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2018 Library Poetry Contest open through April 19

If you’re a poet and you know it, enter your best work in the Mesa County Libraries 2018 Poetry Contest! New to this year’s Poetry Contest is a Teen category for poets in grades 6-12. The Adult category welcomes entries by poets 18 and older. Poets are invited to submit as many as two original, […]

New hours of operation approved for De Beque Branch Library

Hours of operation at the Mesa County Libraries De Beque Branch will be reduced to two days per week, effective April 2, 2018. New hours will be 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1:30-5:30 p.m. each Friday and Saturday. Current hours of operation on Wednesday and Thursday evenings will be eliminated. Mesa County Libraries are making the […]

Video producer Nicholas Moore is new 970West Studio Artist in Residence

Nicholas Moore, a producer, filmmaker, and digital marketing consultant, is the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio Artist in Residence for the first four months of 2018. Moore, who holds an English degree from Colorado Mesa University, is a collaboration artist and digital videographer. For years after graduating from CMU, Moore traveled to multiple countries […]

Dog Ears reading program expands to Orchard Mesa and Collbran branches

Dog Ears, a children’s reading program at several Mesa County Libraries locations, is expanding to the Orchard Mesa and Collbran branches this year. Dog Ears lets children read individually to specially trained therapy dogs for 15 minutes uninterrupted. Kids who get frustrated or feel uncomfortable while reading often relax and enjoy reading more when they […]