Like the Mesa County Libraries say, "Story time is fun!" Enjoying story time outside is even more fun. Check out the outdoor story time schedule for 2021.

Mesa County Libraries will host these events through July 16, 2021. It's a busy schedule, so start making plans.

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The Kids Will Have Tons of Fun

According to the Mesa County Libraries official Facebook page, outdoor story time offers activities emphasizing five simple practices:

  • reading
  • talking
  • writing
  • singing
  • playing

What You'll Need

It's toasty out there. The National Weather Service says we can expect a high of 105 for tomorrow's (Wednesday, June 16) story time sessions. Hey, that's better than the 107 they originally predicted.

If you like, you can bring:

  • outdoor seating
  • snack
  • water
  • sunscreen
  • hat

Story Time makes learning fun! Story time outdoors doubles the fun! These story times, intended for families with children up to age 5, feature stories, songs, rhymes, and other activities which emphasize five simple practices—reading, talking, writing, singing and playing —that help children learn the skills they need to be ready to read. Feel free to bring outdoor seating and a snack.

2021 Schedule

Here's the busy schedule for summer 2021. By my count, there are a total of 66 story time sessions coming up this summer. Given the number of opportunities, I sincerely hope you can catch at least a few. Story time will make repeated visits to certain locations. The list below is sorted by location, listing the various dates and times.

Palisade Branch Library Patio

  • Tuesday, June 22 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 29 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 6 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 13 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Hawthorne Park

  • Tuesday, June 22 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, June 29 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 6 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 13 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Civic Center Park in Fruita

  • Wednesday, June 16 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 23 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, June 30 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, July 14 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Discover Garden at the Main Branch - Spanish

  • Wednesday, June 16 - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 23 - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 30 - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 7 - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 14 - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Canyon View Park

  • Thursday, June 17 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 24 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 1 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 8 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 15 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Long Family Memorial Park

  • Thursday, June 17 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, June 24 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 1 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 8 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 15 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Eagle Rim Park

  • Friday, June 18 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Friday, June 25 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Friday, July 2 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Friday, July 9 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Friday, July 16 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Mother's Park

  • Friday, June 18 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Friday, July 2 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Friday, July 16 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

De Beque Branch Library

  • Friday, June 18 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Friday, July 2 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Friday, July 16 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Discovery Garden

  • Saturday, June 19 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, June 26 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 3 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 10 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Heritage Park

  • Wednesday, July 7 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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