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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
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 www.cccld.org 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 email@example.com 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
Connect with other Clear Creek County readers at our book groups. Light refreshments and enjoyable conversations served. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.
FEBRUARY STAFF BOOK PICK
TEAM MEMBER: Holly
RECOMMENDATION: “The Family Game” by Catherine Steadman
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!
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 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.
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.
John Tomay Memorial Library Hours
Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Prints, copies, faxes
Email email@example.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 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:
Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District
Clear Creek Health and Wellness Center
Edelweiss Pastry Shop
Loveland Ski Area:
Loveland Valley Base Lodge
Loveland Basin Base Lodge
Ptarmigan Roost Cafe
St. Mary’s Glacier:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-567-2020 for more information. Please do not drop off book donations without pre-approval.
John Tomay Memorial Library (Georgetown)
Visit us at www.cccld.org
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