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!


Library programs are ALWAYS free!


Share stories, play games and get creative with us! Our in-person storytimes will resume in March.

In-person Storytimes

Idaho Springs Public Library

11:15 a.m. Tuesdays

John Tomay Memorial Library

11:15 a.m. Thursdays

Goodnight Storytime

7 p.m. Thursdays

Join us online for live, interactive stories with Miss Honeybun! Please email for more information and the link.

Virtual Storytime with Miss Honeybun

Find storytime videos on demand 24/7 on our Facebook page at


Connect with other Clear Creek County readers at our virtual book groups.

Idaho Springs Book Group

4 p.m. March 14

American Dirt

Email for information.

Georgetown Book Group

3 p.m. March 17

An American Marriage

Email for information.


Adult Craft

Idaho Springs Public Library

5:30 p.m. March 22

John Tomay Memorial Library

5:30 p.m. March 24

Create beautiful beaded necklaces with Kate and Chris! Materials will be provided. Registration is required. Please email to learn more and reserve your spot.

Kids’ Crafternoon

Idaho Springs Public Library

3:30 p.m. March 28

John Tomay Memorial Library

3:45 p.m. March 31

Craft plushy penguins with us after school! Email to register.


American Sign Language Classes

Idaho Springs Public Library

3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 1 – 29

Learn sign language with us! No experience is necessary. These classes are for children in grades two through six. Please email to register.


Team Member: Joe

RECOMMENDATION: “Song for a Whale” by Lynne Kelly

GENRE: juvenile fiction

JOE SAYS: Twelve-year-old Iris learns about Blue 55, a special whale who sings at a frequency that other whales cannot hear. As a Deaf person attending an all-hearing school, Iris feels a deep connection to this whale swimming in an ocean where no one understands him. Determined to let Blue 55 know that someone hears him, Iris embarks on an extraordinary journey.

As a former American Sign Language interpreter, I absolutely adored this story! It was incredibly refreshing to read a narrative that accurately portrayed the rich culture of the Deaf community, as well as some of the frustrations of navigating a hearing society. One of my favorite parts of the story was the inclusion of ASL poetry. American Sign Language has an incredible way of involving space and shape to portray meaning, and ASL poetry is one of the greatest examples of that. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, regardless of age!



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

The library branches are open, and we are excited to see you in person!

Idaho Springs Public Library and John Tomay Memorial Library — appointments are not necessary at this time.

Idaho Springs Public Library March 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. – 4 p.m.

Sunday: CLOSED

John Tomay Memorial Library March 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. – 4 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.

Idaho Springs Public Library: 303-567-2020

John Tomay Memorial Library: 303-569-2620

Local History Archives: 303-569-2403

Home delivery

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


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 for more information.


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 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

Scraps-to-Soil Community Garden


Georgetown Market

Georgetown Visitors Center

Loveland Ski Area

Loveland Valley Base Lodge

Loveland Basin Base Lodge

Ptarmigan Roost Cafe


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.

Idaho Springs Public Library


John Tomay Memorial Library (Georgetown)


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