GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The pandemic has prompted more closures. Starting Sunday, all Mesa County Libraries will be closed for in-person browsing.
Many people heavily rely on the critical services Mesa County Libraries offer, such as computer access, homework help, literacy classes, and more. Mesa County Libraries has figured out how to maintain most of its services. They offer curbside pickup for books and movies, as well as have online resources like “e-books”. The libraries also have wifi available in their parking lots.
However, the closures are still a challenge since some services require entering the building. Officials from Mesa County Libraries say the hardest part is they can no longer help face-to-face. Shanna Wade, associate director of Mesa County Libraries, says, “we had so many people coming in saying I’ll miss you, and we feel the same.”
The closure will last until the end of December.