Mesa County Libraries Plan for New Branch in Clifton

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Mesa County Libraries have been booked solid with plans for a new branch in Clifton on five acres of vacant land on the north side of F Road.

Now the staff is seeking input from the public regarding design as staff members are presenting the plan virtually.

Central Library officials hope to build a special place of pride for the Clifton community as well.

“There isn’t community space available elsewhere in Clifton,” Michelle Boisvenue-Fox states, “so this is definitely what we heard loud and clear from a variety of populations; from home-schooled families to retired to people who wanted to have meetings in the community.”

“Attending the forum is just one way to voice your feedback,” Cora Dickey clarifies, “you can also fill out one of these forms at the current Clifton branch.”

Using the feedback, the new library branch is expected to open in spring of 2022. Ideas continue to be discussed among the library’s committee.

“Options we have seen in the conceptual plan have a really exciting mix of outdoor and indoor spaces that I think people will be able to use in a lot of different ways,” Bob Kretschman explains. “The current Clifton branch does not have a lot of space for people to just relax and spend time. this new Clifton branch is going to have a lot of that.

Another forum will be held Saturday, Dec. 5 at 2pm online via Zoom. Links can be found on the event calendar at www.mesacountylibraries.org

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