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Welcome back to the library! No more overdue fines

As of Jan. 1, 2020, Mesa County Libraries no longer charge overdue fines on books and other items, and all accumulated fines for overdue materials have been waived. Today, we wish to welcome back more than 5,800 library patrons who were blocked from further checkouts because of accumulated fines exceeding $10. With overdue fines waived, […]

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My heavens! Learn about prehistoric astronomy in western Colorado

Long before modern humans began studying the night sky, prehistoric societies were monitoring the stars for important events. An upcoming presentation, “Prehistoric Archaeoastronomy in Northwestern Colorado,” will describe scientific findings at the Gunsight Pass Archaeological Site, a prehistoric archaeoastronomy site recorded by Dominguez Archaeological Research Group archaeologists Brian O’Neill, Cheryl Harrison, and H. Sonny Shelton […]

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Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries launches June 3!

Prepare to blast off into a universe of stories with Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries! In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, this year’s Summer Reading adventure is space-themed! The fun begins the week of Monday, June 3, at all eight Mesa County Libraries locations. Be sure to visit your […]

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Teen volunteers sought to help with Summer Reading

Teens, are you looking for a great volunteer opportunity this summer? Teen volunteers 14 and older are being sought to help with Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries! Teen volunteers gain experience in: customer service, communication, organization, group collaboration, leadership, and many other skills! Among the responsibilities of Summer Reading volunteers are providing excellent customer […]

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Catch the “Super Potato” puppet show May 28-June 1

Kick off Summer Reading with the cosmic puppet show “Super Potato” May 28-June 1 in the Central Library Children’s Area. Super Potato, a superhero turned into a potato, decides not to be a superhero and travels through the universe looking for a replacement. Will he find his replacement in time to defeat the evil villain […]

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Michelle Boisvenue-Fox selected as new director of Mesa County Libraries

Michelle Boisvenue-Fox, a library administrator with a two-decade record of driving innovation and creativity in library settings, has been selected as the new director of Mesa County Libraries. The Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees made the announcement today. Boisvenue-Fox currently serves as director of programming, outreach, and collection services for the Kent District Library […]

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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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Summer Reading Winners!

Hi all, Hard to believe that fall is in the air and that school has been in session for a month!!  I just wanted to officially congratulate all the participants of Summer Reading!  There were 4,244 participants of all ages, who collectively read 28, 407 hours! For one person, that’s 3-years-worth of non-stop reading! Way to […]

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