MESA COUNTY LIBRARIES
NOVEMBER 2020
Library adjusts operations for ‘Level Orange’ COVID restrictions
In response to Mesa County’s shift to “Level Orange” pandemic restrictions, Mesa County Libraries are making several operational changes effective Saturday, Nov. 7, that library patrons and the public should be aware of.

  • Capacity will be limited at all library locations. Because of those limits, some library visitors may experience a short wait before being allowed into the library. Please be patient.

  • Hours of operation will be limited at some locations as staff shift to new service and safety responsibilities.
Libraries to close for holidays in November
Mesa County Libraries locations will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day.

All Mesa County Libraries locations also will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26-27, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

In addition, libraries will close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Patrons can visit mesacountylibraries.org anytime to place holds, renew materials, and use eResources such as the OverDrive Digital Library, Mango Languages, and Kanopy streaming movies.

A complete list of library locations and hours is available online at mesacountylibraries.org/aboutus/hours.
They answered the call, they shared their stories
November 11 is Veterans Day, and Mesa County Libraries are proud to present Veterans Remember, a collection of video interviews with Mesa County war veterans from World War II through Vietnam. Veterans Remember is a project of Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio.
Mesa County Libraries hosting
virtual Culture Fest 2020
Culture Fest, Mesa County Libraries’ annual celebration of cultural diversity on the Western Slope, happens online this year and features a wide-ranging look at the stories of several immigrants to the region.
Because of pandemic-related precautions, the library is unable to host the traditional in-person Culture Fest celebration this year.

However, this year’s virtual Culture Fest, which begins this month and lasts through February, highlights a series of interesting and enlightening video interviews with Mesa County residents from around the world. Enjoy!
Share what you're grateful for in this month's Senior Social Club
Join us for a bi-monthly Senior Social Club via Zoom! There will be structured and unstructured activities in which participants can chat and socialize to share stories and life experiences.

At 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 23, we will be bringing awareness to our gratitude in a discussion about things we are thankful for. What have you learned or gained that you are grateful for? What’s the best thing that happened today so far? Name someone you know who makes your life better and why. What is something you’re most proud of?

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Sign up to receive new Kids & Teens
email newsletter
Families of kids and teens now have their own email newsletter to help them stay up to date with what's happening at Mesa County Libraries!

The brand-new Kids & Teens e-newsletter will feature content that's specific to 18-and-under age groups, from early readers through teens. We at Mesa County Libraries are excited about bringing you this new resource, and we hope you consider signing up for it.

The e-newsletter is scheduled to begin publication in December, so sign up now to make sure you don't miss an issue!
Discover something new with
November Staff Picks
The hours of daylight are becoming less and less, but that doesn’t mean your reading list has to dwindle! Check out what books Mesa County Libraries staff is cozying up with this November.
Cleanup Day in the Discovery Garden set
for Saturday, Nov. 14
It is time to put the Discovery Garden to bed for the winter!

A Cleanup Day is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at the garden, located at Fifth Street and Chipeta Avenue in Grand Junction. Volunteers will help with weeding, spreading leaves, clearing out the annual beds, and more. Please bring gloves and wear your gardening clothes. Tools will be available for those who don't bring their own rake or shovel. Come enjoy the outdoors and help get the garden ready for winter!
  • Masks will be required when working within six feet of another volunteer. 
  • Registration required.
  • Waiver Required (available day of event).
  • Families welcome, those under 14 must be under adult supervision.
  • For more information about volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 970-683-2432 or volunteer@mcpld.org
Has the pandemic affected your library use?
Tell us about it in this survey
The coronavirus pandemic has affected everyone's life in many ways, and we've definitely seen changes in our libraries. We want to learn more about how the pandemic has affected our patrons' use of the library, so we have come up with a survey to help us learn more.

Information from the survey will help us make decisions as we move forward through these challenging times, and we would appreciate our patrons taking a few moments to share some information with us. Your survey responses are anonymous. Thanks for considering.
Looking for something happening
at your library?
Check our Event Calendar for full list of what's happening at Mesa County Libraries!
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Contact Mesa County Libraries at 970-243-4442 or visit mesacountylibraries.org