Library check it out: Discover More at Your Clear Creek County Library

Posted 11/21/22

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Library check it out: Discover More at Your Clear Creek County Library



Georgetown Christmas tree lighting

Find Miss Honeybun at the tree lighting to get a yummy cookie treat! Many thanks to the Idaho Springs Safeway for their generous cookie donation — what a scrumptious holiday gift!

Strousse Park

Intersection of Rose and Sixth Street

Nov. 26 — for more information, please check

Christmas market craft workshops

Children are invited to create a holiday craft at our special weekend workshops during the Georgetown Christmas Market.

John Tomay Memorial Library

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 3

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 4

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 10

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 11

Free gift wrapping stations

Wrap your holiday gifts at the library! We’ll have gift-wrapping supplies and space for you to work on your holiday wrapping.

Starting Nov. 28 through the holiday season

Idaho Springs Public Library

John Tomay Memorial Library


Share stories, play games, and get creative with us! 

11:15 a.m. Tuesdays at Idaho Springs Public Library

11:15 a.m. Thursdays at John Tomay Memorial Library

Free compass Fridays at the libraries

Calling Clear Creek kids: join us for FREE fun on Fridays! 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). Please visit our website at for a detailed calendar.

Children under the age of eight will need adult supervision. While the Libraries provide programs for young patrons, please note that we are not a childcare provider and are not responsible for supervising children visiting our branches.

12:30 p.m. - Snack

1 p.m. - Guided activity

2:30 p.m. - Snack

3 p.m. - Independent activity

Library branches close at 5 pm on Fridays. Please pick up your children by 4:30 p.m.

Compass Friday virtual reality sessions

Explore new worlds at our virtual reality sessions for tweens and teens (ages 12 years and older). Registration is required. Please email to learn more and save your spot.

3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Idaho Springs Public Library

3-4:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at John Tomay Memorial Library

Book groups

Connect with other Clear Creek County readers at our book groups. Email for information.

4 p.m. Dec. 12 at Idaho Springs Library

Open discussion of favorite books and the selection of 2023 titles.

No discussion in December for John Tomay Memorial Library Book Group.

Adult crafts

Create a beautiful holiday wreath with us! Supplies will be provided, but registration is required. To reserve your spot, please email

The Old School

809 Taos Street, Georgetown

5:30 p.m. Dec. 7

5:30 p.m. Dec. 8


OMEGA (Open Minds Encouraging General Acceptance)

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

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 for more information.

Noon-2 p.m. Dec. 10 at Idaho Springs Public Library



RECOMMENDATION: “The Christmas Bookshop” by Jenny Colgan, narrated by Eilidh Beaton

GENRE: fiction (audiobook)

RITA SAYS: Estranged sisters Carmen and Sofia have the Christmas season to prove that a charming but floundering Edinburgh bookshop is a viable business. A diverse cast of supporting characters keeps this story lively: between the snooty au pair, the world-famous author, the dendrologist (tree scientist), and assorted shopkeepers, there’s never a dull moment. Will Carmen and Sofia reconcile? Will Carmen choose romance with the author or the dendrologist? Listen and find out! The narrator, Eilidh Beaton, has a wonderful accent and gives voices to the many characters.

“The Christmas Bookshop” is available to check out both in print and audiobook format at your Clear Creek County Library!


COVID Supplies

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


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 View our Library of Things at 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 and click on the Overdrive/Libby icon to get started.

Visiting and curbside pickup hours

All Clear Creek County Libraries will be closed: Nov. 24, Nov. 25 and Nov. 26 in observance of Thanksgiving Dec. 24 in observance of Christmas Eve Dec. 31 in observance of New Year’s Eve

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: 8 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: 8 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.

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 for more information.

Prints, copies, faxes

Email 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.


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 Market

Georgetown Visitors Center

Loveland Ski Area

Loveland Valley Base Lodge

Loveland Basin Base Lodge

Ptarmigan Roost Cafe

St. Mary’s Glacier

Alice Schoolhouse


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 or call 303-567-2020 for more information. Please do not drop off book donations without pre-approval.

Idaho Springs Public Library: 303-567-2020

John Tomay Memorial Library (Georgetown): 303-569-2620

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