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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and while we are already well into it, this is a time of year when we can promote mental health and well-being.  The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that over 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness.  To help those in need, the National […]

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Are You a Poet and You Know It? Submit Your Poems to our Annual Teen and Adult Poetry Contest!

April is National Poetry Month, and it’s time to summon your inner poet and enter your best work in the Mesa County Libraries 2024 Poetry Contest! The Poetry Contest is an annual contest that seeks to recognize Mesa County’s best poets! The contest features separate categories for adults (18 and older) and teens (grades 6-12). […]

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Mesa County Libraries to require passwords starting March 28

Beginning Tuesday, March 28, security passwords will be required for several online services offered by Mesa County Libraries. Traditionally, patrons have needed only their name and library card number to place holds and use certain eResources through the library website. But to offer better protection of patrons’ private information in library accounts, passwords will be […]

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Photographer Kyle Webb is new library Artist in Residence

Photographer Kyle Webb is the new Mesa County Libraries Artist in Residence through April 17. Kyle has extensive experience with photography and digital cameras, and he’s thrilled to have the opportunity to share his knowledge with the community. Photography is a lifelong pursuit for Kyle, with inspiration from his father’s photo hobby. In school, Kyle’s […]

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Montessori students donate to Clifton Branch campaign

Students of HeartSong Montessori in Grand Junction recently gave $327 to the Clifton Branch Capital Campaign that’s being conducted by the Mesa County Libraries Foundation. The school raised the money through a read-a-thon to benefit early childhood literacy and decided to support the Clifton Branch Project because of the branch’s strong focus on kids. “We thought it […]

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Musician Charles Walker is new Artist in Residence at Mesa County Libraries

Musician Charles Walker is the new Mesa County Libraries Artist in Residence, bringing a wide variety of musical experience to share with patrons and the public. During his residency, Walker will present public programs centered on music, rhythm, vocals, and more. His residency lasts through Aug. 8, 2022. Walker, whose nickname is “ChuckJay,” is from […]

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