Column: Discover more at your Clear Creek County Library

The Clear Creek County Library District empowers our community through literacy, human connection and equal access to resources. Connect with a librarian today to learn more.

Posted 8/3/22

Library programs are ALWAYS free!

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Column: Discover more at your Clear Creek County Library

The Clear Creek County Library District empowers our community through literacy, human connection and equal access to resources. Connect with a librarian today to learn more.

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

Library programs are ALWAYS free!

SUMMER READING

Oceans of Possibilities, our 2022 Summer Reading program, was a huge success! We’d like to thank the Clear Creek County learners and readers who shared stories, crafts, and a fabulous field trip to the Downtown Aquarium with us! You put the treasure in Clear Creek County.

At the beginning of June, CCCLD challenged our young Summer Readers at both library branches to read toward a common goal. For every 20 minutes they read, Cap’n Honeybun would put a gold coin into their home library’s treasure jar. If the jar was full by the end of Summer Reading, that library would adopt a whale! We are delighted to announce that the Summer Readers at BOTH libraries exceeded the goal. (Young Summer Readers read a combined 81,820 minutes!) CONGRATULATIONS! Stay tuned for more information about the Library District’s whale adoptions.

HUGE THANKS to the generous donors who made Summer Reading possible:

Albert Frei & Sons, Beth Luther, Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District, Clear Creek Supply, Clear Creek Radio, Clear Creek Veterinary Clinic, Columbine Garden Club, End of the Line, Friends of the Georgetown Library, Friends of the Idaho Springs Public Library, Indian Hot Springs, Loveland Ski Area, Main Street Restaurant, Margie’s Place, Kris Miller, Mayor Parker, Mountain Metro Association of Realtors, Social Ethics, Tommyknockers, The Vintage Moose

STORYTIMES

In-person storytimes at our library branches will resume in September! In the meantime, please enjoy …

Virtual Storytime with Miss Honeybun

Find storytime videos on demand 24/7 on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/clearcreeklibrarydistrict

FREE FRIDAYS AT THE LIBRARIES

Let your compass guide you to fun!

Calling Clear Creek kids: join us for free fun on Fridays, starting Aug. 26! We’ll offer scheduled afternoon activities at Idaho Springs Public Library and John Tomay Memorial Library, plus a range of activities kids can independently pursue at their own pace throughout the day (puzzles, games, computer time, quiet reading, etc). For our first Friday on Aug. 26, we are excited to offer a rock painting workshop. Bring your imagination – we’ll provide the supplies!

BOOK GROUPS

Connect with other Clear Creek County readers at our book groups. Email libby@cccld.org for information.

Idaho Springs Book Group

4 p.m. Aug. 8 

“Klara and the Sun” by Kazuo Ishiguro

John Tomay Memorial Library Book Group

10 a.m. Aug. 19 

“Anxious People” by Fredrik Backman

ADULT CRAFTS

During the summer months, we are pleased to offer take-and-make Adult Craft kits. This August, craft your own miniature suncatcher with sea glass and shells! Supplies & instructions provided. Kits will be available for pickup at your Clear Creek County Library after Aug. 22, while supplies last. 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Mountain Jams Summer Concert Series

This program is a partnership between Georgetown Cultural Arts Program, the Friends of the Georgetown Library, and Clear Creek County Library District.

Enjoy live music on Saturday afternoons at 2-3:30 p.m. through Sept. 17! Just head over to Library Park Stage, located in downtown Georgetown on the southwest corner of Sixth Street and Rose Street (next to the John Tomay Memorial Library).

Aug. 6 - Amy Rose Scott; Fiddler John Wilson

Aug. 13 - Rob Solomon & Friends; 80’s with Tono Productions

Aug. 20 - Tony Rosario

Aug. 27 - Nathan McEuen

Sept. 3 - Original Cowboy Band

Sept.10 - Sturtz

Sept.17 - Talisman Trio; Fiesta Colorado Dance Company; Mariachi Sol de mi Tierra

OMEGA (Open Minds Encouraging General Acceptance)

A collaboration between Resilience 1220 and Clear Creek County Library District.

Idaho Springs Public Library

Noon – 2 p.m. Aug.13 

Join us for games, fun, and snacks the second Saturday of each month! While everyone aged 12 - 20 years is welcome, this program is designed to be a safe space for LGBTQ+ youth. Please email joe@cccld.org for more information.

Foot Care Clinic

1-3 p.m. Aug. 24

Treat your feet with a foot care package! Healthcare professionals will soak and moisturize your feet and trim your toenails. Senior resources will be available from CCCLD, Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District, and Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice. Reservations are required — please contact heather@cccld.org.

FIND US IN THE COMMUNITY!

We’ll be visiting some exciting community events in August! Find our table, say hello, and learn about library resources and upcoming programs.

Back-to-School Nights

Dog Days – Aug. 13

Rapidgrass Festival – Aug. 20

AUGUST STAFF BOOK PICK

Team Member: Kate

RECOMMENDATION: “Backwater Bay” by Steven Becker (Kurt Hunter Mysteries Book One)

GENRE: mystery

KATE SAYS: I enjoy mystery series with the potential for character development. This one happens to be set in my old neighborhood of Florida. It also has another must for me: a little bit of sarcastic humor. I think people who like Randy Wayne White will enjoy this series.

LIBRARY SERVICES

COVID Supplies

FREE masks and take-home COVID tests are available for pickup at your Clear Creek County Library branches. 

Collection

Check out books, movies, laptops, hotspots, tablets and more. Our Library of Things includes nontraditional items like cookware, kids’ science kits, a therapy lamp and even an Oculus Quest!

Explore our book and movie collection at www.cccld.org View our Library of Things at https://cccld.org/library-of-things/ Or, call your Clear Creek County library to learn more and request items.

Do you have the Libby App? Download the Libby App by Overdrive to your smart device to access thousands of e-books and audiobooks, available for checkout with your library card. Visit https://cccld.org/library-resources/ and click on the Overdrive/Libby icon to get started.

Home delivery

Do you need library materials, but are unable to leave your home? Let us bring the library to you! Call us for details.

Idaho Springs Public Library: 303-567-2020

John Tomay Memorial Library: 303-569-2620

Local History Archives: 303-569-2403

Tech access & study spaces 

Enjoy access to computers, WiFi, and study spaces at your Clear Creek County Library. 

Book our conference room at Idaho Springs Public Library for a quiet space to meet or work. Please call 303-567-2020 to make your reservation.

Technical assistance 

Did you know that you can book a librarian for technical assistance? Our library staff can assist you with a variety of tasks –– using a tablet or smartphone, navigating the internet, setting up an email account, posting a resume online, accessing information and more. Contact your Clear Creek County Library branch or email heather@cccld.org for more information.

Prints, copies, faxes

Email printcccld@gmail.com or call your Clear Creek County Library branch to request prints, copies, and faxes — or, just come in and use our equipment during our hours of operation!

Notary services 

Notary services are FREE! Please contact your Clear Creek County Library branch to book your appointment.

Free seed library 

Help yourself to free seeds at our Seed Library, hosted by Scraps-to-Soil Community Garden!

VISITING AND CURBSIDE PICKUP HOURS

Idaho Springs Public Library Hours

Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday: CLOSED

John Tomay Memorial Library Hours

Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sunday: CLOSED

Local History Archives (in the Georgetown Heritage Center) — visitors are welcome with appointment. 

Curbside pickup services — available by appointment; please contact your library branch to schedule your pickup.

LITTLE FREE LIBRARIES

Help yourself to free, gently-loved books from our Little Free Libraries at these Clear Creek County locations:

Idaho Springs

Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District

Clear Creek Health and Wellness Center

Edelweiss Pastry Shop

Georgetown

Georgetown Market

Georgetown Visitors Center

St. Mary’s Glacier

Alice Schoolhouse

DONATIONS

Are you seeking a new home for your gently-used books? Please consider donating them to Clear Creek County Library District for use in our programs, book sales, and Little Free Libraries. Email kate@cccld.org or call 303-567-2020 for more information. Please do not drop off book donations without pre-approval.

hello@cccld.org

Visit us at www.cccld.org

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