While You’re At Home
- Check out our Virtual Kids Programs Playlist on YouTube for storytimes, Kids Club, puppet shows and more!
- See our Just for Kids page of the Downloadable/Streaming Media Guide for kid-friendly movies, ebooks, and magazines you can access with your library card.
- ur COVID-19 Guide also has tons of free learning resources including lesson plans for remote learning – no library card required.
Healthy and Safe Kids
- Talking to Your Kids About Natural Disasters, War, and Violence
- Mesa County Partnership for Children
- Western Colorado 211 – Referrals to health and human services in Western Colorado
- Kids Health Website
- Homeschooling Guide – Curated list from Mesa County Libraries of local and national organizations and resources
- District 51 Homeschooling Information – For parents or guardians who are planning to home-school their student
- Every Child Ready to Read – National Program endorsed by the American Library Association
- Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy: Story Blocks – Movie clips to inspire reading aloud
- Grand Junction Imagination Library – Any child under 5 in participating zip codes can sign up to receive a free book every month. Sign up at the Central Library!
- District 51 ParentVUE
- Colorado Department of Education Academic Standards
- Spellbinders – Mesa County Spellbinders are volunteers trained in the art of storytelling. They visit various classrooms throughout the school year.
Understanding your Child
- Parenting Books – List of parent books available at your library
- Zero to Three – Information about infants and toddlers
Things to Do
- Visit Grand Junction Events Calendar
- Grand Junction Newcomers
- Museum of Western Colorado
- Children’s Nature Center
- John McConnell Math & Science Center
- Western Colorado Botanical Gardens
- City of Grand Junction Parks and Recreation Activity Guide
- Hiking in Western Colorado – Book list from our catalog
- Family Fun Magazine – This magazine is at the library with an online subscription