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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Virtual Exploring and Online Book Events

This morning I visited the British Museum and viewed an engraved gloss goblet from the 1500s, watched a sea otter swim in Monterey, California, and hiked the Grand Canyon. All this before 9am!  The boredom busters tab of our  COVID-19 libguide contains a plethora of virtual odysseys you can enjoy from the comfort of your […]

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Digital Literacy During COVID-19

During this COVID-19 emergency, we’ve become very dependent on technology (even more than we already were) to help us do our jobs, find reliable information, or just to keep essential connections with family and loved ones. Unfortunately not everyone has the skills or resources needed to navigate this digital landscape. Hopefully some of these tools […]

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Adult Learning Resources at MCL (aka Learning in the Time of COVID-19)

If you’re looking for something to learn during this time, then we have some great Lifelong Learning resources at Mesa County Libraries you can access with your library card: Learning Express Library -test preparation materials and interactive practice exams for GED, academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Lynda.com – an online […]

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Prompts and Resources for Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, and being stuck indoors is the perfect time to wax poetic while contemplating your carpet…er…maybe that’s just me? Anywaaaay..in case you hadn’t heard, we’re currently accepting submissions for our annual Teen/Adult poetry contest. The top three poets in each category (Teen/Adult) will receive a $100 (1st place), $75 (second place) […]

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Access Ancestry.com and ABCMouse from Home!

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many library vendors are generously expanding access to their offerings. In addition to the many eResources we offer that can already be accessed with your library card remotely, Ancestry Library Edition and ABC Mouse are now available from home as well (both were previously in-library use only). The award-winning ABCmouse […]

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Mesa County Libraries to close until at least April 6

After today (Saturday, March 14), all Mesa County Libraries locations will close until at least Monday, April 6, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus in our communities. The announcement Saturday of a presumptive positive case of the illness in Mesa County prompted the library’s decision to close. Libraries are a popular […]

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The library had a great 2019, thanks to you!

Mesa County Libraries’ 2019 Annual Report is now available here, and it’s filled with great news about your local library! Among the highlights: The number of library cardholders increased 5% to more than 82,000, which tells us that we are offering materials, services, and programs that Mesa County residents find to be useful and enjoyable. […]

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Good news! Library to continue offering Lynda

Good news for Lynda users! Lynda, a patron-favorite eResource with a wide variety of instructional videos on topics ranging from software to business, will remain available to cardholders through Mesa County Libraries. In late 2019, the library announced that it might soon be ending its contract to offer Lynda because of concerns about patron privacy. […]

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