Library check it out: Discover more at your Clear Creek County library

Posted 1/24/23

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Library check it out: Discover more at your Clear Creek County library



Library programs are ALWAYS free!

National library lovers month

February is National Library Lovers Month! Celebrate with a swoon-worthy prize drawing: each time you come to the library, fill out a heart entry card with a brief note explaining why you love your Clear Creek County Libraries. We’ll draw two lucky winners at the end of the month!


Share stories, play games, and get creative with us! Storytimes are a great opportunity to connect with other Clear Creek County families with young children and make new friends.

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

Let your compass guide you to fun!

During the Snowdodgers season (Jan. 20 - March 17), we will offer our COMPASS Friday activities at the Idaho Springs Public Library only.

Calling Clear Creek kids: join us for free fun on Fridays! We’ll offer scheduled afternoon activities at Idaho Springs Public 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. If your child is feeling unwell, please bring them to visit the library at another time. If a young patron is unattended at the library and displays symptoms of illness, we will contact their parent(s) to pick them up.

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 p.m. on Fridays. Please pick up your children by 4:30 p.m.

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. Feb. 3 at Idaho Springs Public Library

2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at John Tomay Memorial Library

Book groups

Connect with other Clear Creek County readers at our book groups. Light refreshments and enjoyable conversations served. Email for information.

Idaho Springs Book Group:

4 p.m. Feb. 13 

“The Love Hypothesis” by Ali Hazelwood

John Tomay Memorial Library Book Group:

3 p.m. Feb. 16 

“A Pair of Wings” by Carole Hopson

Adult crafts:

Flower arrangement workshop

Roses are red, violets are blue … nettles hint at defiance, and mint means virtue. Do you speak the secret language of flowers? Discover flower symbolism and learn about floral arrangement in this special workshop. Many thanks to Marigold in Idaho Springs for partnering with us! Supplies will be provided, but space is limited. To reserve your spot, please email

Marigold, 1620 Miner St., Idaho Springs

5:30 p.m. Feb. 21 

5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 


Adult snowshoe tour (ages 16+)

Snowshoe with CCCLD! Join us on a guided tour with Georgetown Outdoor Discovery. This adventure is FREE for Clear Creek County library cardholders (a $100 value)! Space is limited — please contact to register. 

1-3 p.m. Feb. 4 

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. Feb. 11 

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.

Monster Mash Party

5:30 – 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Idaho Springs Public Library

Wolf down faboolous treats, play spooky games, and learn silly monster dances! Children under the age of eight years will need an adult with them in the library. 



RECOMMENDATION: “The Family Game” by Catherine Steadman

GENRE: Mystery/thriller

HOLLY SAYS: Edward, Harriet’s new fiance, is handsome, rich, and affectionate. There’s only one catch: his powerful family can be a bit … controlling. Slightly … manipulative. Rather … secretive. As the Holbeck family draws Harriet into their strange games and history, she begins to fear that holidays with the in-laws may prove fatal.

I really enjoyed this book! Old-money mansions provide a glittering backdrop to intrigue and suspense — you will be tempted to finish this puzzler in one sitting.

“The Family Game” is available to check out 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 Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents Day

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.

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. Home delivery services are intended for homebound persons and patrons experiencing illness, and availability is determined by weather and staffing.

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.

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 Market

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


John Tomay Memorial Library (Georgetown)


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