It’s National Volunteer Week! Thanks, library volunteers!

Mesa County Libraries extend a heartfelt thank-you to all of the library volunteers throughout the county. Library volunteers contribute so much time, energy, and enthusiasm to our eight locations that it is impossible to list everything they do here. A sample of their work would include shelving books; serving as adult literacy tutors; helping with […]

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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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Library now offers Mango Languages

Want to learn a new language? Mesa County Libraries now offer Mango Languages, a convenient resource for language learning that’s easily accessible and downloadable on mobile and other devices. Mango Languages features user-friendly instruction in more than 70 languages, including Spanish, French, German, four types of Arabic, two types of Chinese, Latin, Cherokee, and more. […]

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COHS graduates

Congratulations to six new COHS graduates

Congratulations to the six new graduates from Mesa County Libraries Career Online High School! The students who achieved this personal milestone were honored during a well-attended ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Central Library. Graduates who received their high-school diplomas and accompanying career certifications are: Ana Coria (Homeland Security); Dillon Dickerson (General Career Preparation); Eusebia […]

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Library now offers GED preparation classes

Mesa County Libraries now offer two options for Mesa County residents who want to complete their high-school education: a GED preparation program and Career Online High School. The new GED preparation program at Mesa County Libraries is currently enrolling students who wish to complete their high-school equivalency. Assessments are scheduled for Dec. 10 and 11 […]

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Volunteer Appreciation infographic

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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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 […]

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Culture Fest happens Nov. 3 and 4 at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library

Culture Fest, a celebration of diversity, art, and entertainment, happens Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. Culture Fest recognizes and celebrates the diversity of Mesa County residents. The event includes an art reception and a festival that encompasses many […]

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