Library’s 2020 Annual Report now available

2020 was anything but a typical year, and Mesa County Libraries’ newly released 2020 Annual Report shows just how unusual it was for your public library. For example, electronic circulation (ebooks and eAudibooks) increased by 39%, driven by pandemic-related library building closures. Library visits dropped by 56%, and overall checkouts and renewals fell by about […]

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Friday Focus – Subject Guides at Your Library

Did you know we have some great subject guides on our website?  These guides are curated by library staff and help you get started on your research journey (or just help you find your next craft project!). Our most popular guides include Reader’s Café, Downloadable & Streaming Media, Elections & Voting Information, and Genealogy.  Is […]

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Friday Focus – Novelist

Whoops! Accidentally skipped the 11/27 post!  I’m blaming my Mom for giving me 1/2 a pecan pie on Thanksgiving which put my brain into sugar crash/can’t think mode.  Yes, I’m aware I didn’t HAVE to eat all of it, but alas… In today’s Friday Focus we’ll be looking at one of my favorite library tools […]

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Miss Humblebee’s Academy

Miss Humblebee’s Academy is here to help children learn life skills as well as educational skills. This online learning platform offers children ages 3-6 a fun and interactive kindergarten readiness program. This platform offers downloadable and printable lessons in both English and Spanish. There are fun do-it-yourself activities for children to do at home. In […]

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Is Your Voter Registration Up-to-Date?

Curious if your voter record information is up-to-date and accurate? It’s not too late to check! Ensure your voice will be heard for this year’s Presidential election by updating and confirming your voter registration on Colorado’s Secretary of State Elections and Voting website. It only takes a minute and if anything needs to be edited, […]

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Information Literacy

Every day we have tons of information thrown at us in a variety of ways and formats, from social media to T.V. to newspapers to books. It is important then, that we understand how to evaluate information and use it effectively in our lives. This process is called information literacy, which the American Library Association […]

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Comic Con Art Show Winners

Although Mesa County Libraries are planning virtual Comic Con-related events this fall, we are happy to have the opportunity to display the Comic Con Art Show at the Central Library (Aug 28 – Oct 28 ) in addition to the virtual show (see below for slideshow). Stop by anytime the library is open to view […]

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New Additions to Local Digital Archive

If you haven’t checked out our Local Digital Archive lately, I highly recommend it, cause we’ve added a bunch of cool stuff!  In addition to our many online exhibits including the popular Veterans Remember series, Studio Lounge performances and Mesa County Oral History Project, we have the following new collections: Art on the Corner (AOTC) […]

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2020 Poetry Contest Adult and Teen Winners!

Congratulations to our 2020 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 2021 contest.  We had planned on a poetry reading, but with the library closed, that’s a challenge!  Stay tuned for information on a public reading later […]

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