Preteens Read Picks, Vol. 1

Preteens Read Picks presents book reviews and recommendations from preteens in Mesa County. Don’t be surprised if you can’t find some of these books at the library or in stores: kids who attend Kids Read Book Club on Tuesdays at 4:00 at the Central Library have access to books before they are officially published. Rating […]

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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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Teen Reviews: Girl at the Grave

Black, Teri Bailey. Girl at the Grave.   “Fantastic book! Your mind teleports into the characters’ shoes and it flows easily. It absorbs you and makes you want to be angry/ happy for the characters if they do something wrong. It was great, filled with cliffhangers keeping me up till 1:00 am.” Rating: 5 -Celeah, […]

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Teen Reviews: Shadow of the Fox

Kagawa, Julie. Shadow of the Fox.   “The story is very intriguing. It is a good book for people who don’t know much about Japanese Folklore because it explains enough of the folklore to understand.” Rating: 3 -Foxx       Teen Reviews presents book reviews by teens in Mesa County. Don’t be surprised if […]

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Holiday events highlight library schedule in December

Find the spirit of the holiday season at Mesa County Libraries. From puppet shows to holiday sing-alongs, your local libraries are hosting a variety of holiday events that will appeal to all ages. All events are open to the public free of charge.   Puppet Show: “Santa’s New Suit” Dec. 3-21 at various library locations […]

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Read It Before You See It

If you like to read the book before you see the movie, you may want to put your name on the hold list for Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve. It hits theaters December 14th, and if it will be worth seeing even if it’s only a quarter as good as the book (yes, the book […]

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Teen Reviews: Starflight

Landers, Melissa. Starflight.   “Beautiful descriptive language, fun story, realistic relationships and realistic character communication. Would recommend to sci-fi fans and teens.” Rating: 4 -Ky, Grade 11       Teen Reviews presents book reviews by teens in Mesa County. Don’t be surprised if you can’t find some of these books at the library or […]

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