Virtual forums set Dec. 2 and 5 for public
to review new Clifton Branch design concepts
Two virtual community forums for residents of the Clifton and Fruitvale communities to review conceptual designs for the proposed new Clifton Branch Library are scheduled for 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, and 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, on the Zoom online meeting platform.

The forums will present information about the project and the conceptual designs, and the public will be invited to comment online about the plans. Feedback from the forums will be used to refine the eventual final design of the facility.

Those interested in attending the virtual forums can visit the appropriate date on the Events Calendar at to find a Zoom meeting link in the calendar listing.

Mesa County Libraries plan to build a new Clifton Branch on five acres of vacant land at 3180 F Road, on the north side of F Road approximately 0.2 miles east of Mount Garfield Greenhouse and Nursery.

The new branch – tentatively planned to be approximately 20,000 square feet – would replace the current Clifton Branch, which occupies 5,400 square feet of leased space in a shopping center. A tentative timeline for the project estimates that construction will begin in March 2022.
The Giving Tree takes root online this year
Each year at this time, Mesa County Libraries patrons show yet again how generous and caring they are when Giving Trees go up. This year, however, the program has a different twist.

The Giving Tree is a holiday giving program that is a partnership between Mesa County Libraries and Grand Valley Catholic Outreach. Gift recipients are underprivileged Mesa County residents of all ages.

This, of course, is no ordinary year, and our library buildings are closed to visitors because of the pandemic. But our Giving Trees have taken root online, and our generous patrons are still able to fulfill the wishes of Mesa County residents in need by visiting a special web page designed to facilitate the Giving Tree experience.

We invite you to participate by filling gift requests with new items and bringing them unwrapped to a participating Mesa County Libraries location by Saturday, Dec. 5.

To participate:

  1. Visit and find a gift tag for a wish you'd like to fulfill.
  2. Click "Reserve" on the tag, and provide your name and email address.
  3. Shop for and purchase the gift. The tag suggests various websites to help you find the item online.
  4. Bring the unwrapped gift to the Curbside Service location at the Central, Clifton, Fruita, Palisade, or Orchard Mesa library locations.

If you have questions, please contact Betsey at 970-683-2404 or

Thank you for helping.
Your local library continues to provide valuable services curbside and online
Even though our buildings are closed to visitors through at least the end of December, Mesa County Libraries continue to provide many of the valuable services you've come to trust. Here is just a sample:

CURBSIDE PICK-UP: We offer Curbside Pick-Up of materials at most of our locations. Curbside is easy to use, and it is a service that's gaining popularity with those who have discovered it.
DOWNLOADABLE MATERIALS: Downloadable ebooks and eAudiobooks have boomed in popularity this year, even among readers who thought they'd never read a book on a screen. Mesa County Libraries offer a large and growing catalog of ebooks and eAudiobooks through OverDrive and Libby. In addition, we offer digital magazines and newspapers, as well as streaming movies.
ONLINE EVENTS AND PROGRAMS: Mesa County Libraries continue to offer a variety of programs for kids, teens, and adults. The programs are presented virtually on the library's YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram TV pages, as well as via Zoom. You can find a full list of these upcoming programs, ranging from story times to history presentations, on the library Event Calendar.

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Contact Mesa County Libraries at 970-243-4442 or visit