New Mirrors and Windows Reading Experience focuses on stories of our diverse world

Mesa County Libraries announce the launch of the Mirrors and Windows Reading Experience, a new, self-paced reading activity that explores stories of our diverse world. Mirrors and Windows is an all-ages celebration of culture focused on diverse books and films offered through the library catalog. It continues through Dec. 31, 2021, and between now and […]

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Contributions sought for anthology about pandemic experience

From May 1-June 1, 2021, written and artistic contributions will be accepted for possible inclusion in an upcoming anthology about the community’s experience with the coronavirus pandemic. The anthology will accept submissions from writers, poets, photographers, and artists who live in Mesa County or attend Colorado Mesa University. The anthology’s theme, “In This Together,” represents […]

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2021 Poetry Contest Adult and Teen Winners!

Congratulations to our 2021 poetry contest winners! As usual, we had lots of great submissions this year. If you missed entering this year, keep an eye out for our 2022 contest! Adult Category: 1st Place “October” by Patricia Norrbom The last of the leaves floating effortless in the wind The autumn breeze caresses my face […]

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Mesa County Libraries adjust pandemic restrictions

As Mesa County’s Free to Choose resolution takes effect April 16, Mesa County Libraries are adjusting some restrictions that have been in place during the coronavirus pandemic.  Among the changes are the following: Patrons are asked to wear a mask while they visit the library unless they are alone or with members of their household […]

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Library now offers hoopla®, providing more access to movies, ebooks, and more

Mesa County Libraries cardholders now have access to hoopla®, an on-demand streaming service that offers more than 950,000 titles in the form of ebooks, eAudiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, and comics. Content on hoopla can be streamed from any compatible computer, mobile device, or platform by downloading the hoopla app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Fire TV, Chromecast, […]

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Video games for the whole family

Video games have been popular for years among children and teens, and many parents have reasonable concerns about screen time and the issues with it. Yet there is a new study suggesting that video games provide a welcome doorway for reluctant readers, who often read blogs or books related to their favorite video games. The […]

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Mesa County Libraries plan reopening for Jan. 19

Mesa County Libraries plan to reopen library buildings to public visits starting Tuesday, Jan. 19. The reopening is contingent on COVID-19 case numbers in Mesa County remaining stable or in decline. The eight library locations will be open on their regular daily schedules, except that the Central Library will be closed Sundays until fall 2021. […]

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All libraries will close to public access beginning Sunday, Nov. 22; Curbside Pick-Up to continue

Due to the continued high rate of COVID-19 infections in the community, Mesa County Libraries will close all buildings to public access beginning Sunday, Nov. 22.  The closure will last at least through the end of December. Curbside Pick-Up will continue to be available at all library locations except the Gateway Branch, where patrons are […]

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