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New at the Library!
The Mesa County Libraries Discovery Garden project is a series of interactive and demonstrative gardens that will provide education, food, respite, and community engagement. A variety of gardening techniques will be modeled, including xeric, raised bed, in-ground farming, pollinator, and permaculture design. The Discovery Garden is by the community and for the community!
These databases are accessible from the library's website and will require a current library card to login.
Reference USA (now Data Axle Reference Services)
Use Reference USA to find lenders, realtors, contractors, inspectors, designers, or any home service professional in your area. View their business profiles to make smart decisions.
Universal Class allows you to sign-up for and take online, instructor-led, self-paced classes. Register today, and sign-up for classes like:
Interior Deocrating Made Easy
Interior Design 101
Professional Organizer Training
Introduction to Gardening
Home Inspection 101
EBooks are electronic books. You can download ebooks through the library's wesbite. Visit our downloadable media page to learn more about the process. You can read ebooks on a variety of devices - you can read them off the computer, on a tablet (like iPad), an iPhone, on a smartphone (with Android), and of course, on most ereaders. Take books with you wherever you go!
The Library subscibes to many magazines that you can check out, with the exception of the current month's issue. Look for these titles, sure to be helpful with your garden inspirations:
Better Homes and Gardens
Mother Earth News
Also, several of our branches have a magazine exchange. Magazine donations are welcomed and all are free for the taking. Browse these spots too!
Yard and Garden Websites
CSU Tri-River Extension
Our local CSU Extension office is a great resource for information and classes on gardening and plant life in Western CO.
National Gardening Association
This site from the National Gardening Association provides how to videos, step-by-step projects, plant finders, informational articles, a public garden directory and more.
This site has information on garden design, pests, and organic gardening. Plus, join the online community--"the most passionate and knowledgable community of gardening enthusiasts on the Internet."
Better Homes and Gardens
The magazine's companion website offers this diverse and comprehensive webpage on a variety of garden topics, offering plans, photos, care and design tips.
Plan and grow your garden.