Library programs are ALWAYS free!


Set sail for adventure with your Clear Creek County Libraries! Join a Summer Reading pirate crew, orient your trusty compass to FUN, and explore Oceans of Possibilities. We have special activities for learners of all ages. Create, play, learn, and read your way to fabulous treasures. Yo-ho-ho, it’s a pirate’s life for us!

Check our website for more information — registration opens soon! 


Día de los Niños Celebration

Idaho Springs Public Library

3:30 p.m. April 29 

Celebrate children, families and literacy at our annual Día party! Enjoy FREE tacos and churros, crafts, a Frida Kahlo photo booth and other fun activities at this after-school fiesta.

Last-Day-of-School Celebration

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. May 19 at the Idaho Springs Public Library

Head over after school for ice cream and games!


Share stories, play games and get creative with us! Storytimes will run through the last week in May.

Idaho Springs Public Library

11:15 a.m. Tuesdays

John Tomay Memorial Library

11:15 a.m. Thursdays 

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. May 9 

“The Forest of Vanishing Stars”

Email for information.

Georgetown Book Group

3 p.m. May 19 

“The Soul of an Octopus”

Email for information.


American Sign Language — class series for families

Idaho Springs Public Library

10:30 a.m. May 7 – 28

Learn sign language at your library! No experience is necessary. Please email to register.

Werewolf Game Den

Idaho Springs Public Library

3:30 p.m. May 10 

John Tomay Memorial Library

3:45 p.m. May 12 

Hey, kids! Get your howl on at our after-school “Werewolf” game afternoons. Enjoy snacks and have fun. 

What’s the Buzz?

Georgetown Heritage Center

5:30 p.m. May 10 

Learn about mountain pollinators and native ecosystems, and then build your own solitary bee lodge. Sample honey mead from Slaymaker Cellars! Supplies will be provided. Space is limited — please email to register. Huge thanks to Slaymaker Cellars for generously donating the mead!

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. May 14

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.

Foot Care Clinic

1 – 3 p.m. May 25

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


Team Member: Holly

RECOMMENDATION: “Shady Hollow” by Juneau Black

GENRE: cozy mystery

HOLLY SAYS: A grumpy toad’s murder sets the woodland village of Shady Hollow atwitter in this cozy mystery. Reporter Vera Vixen begins sniffing out clues — will she solve the mystery before the murderer strikes again? 

Black’s clever puzzle kept me intrigued until the very end, but my favorite part of this story was the wonderful setting. Think Beatrix Potter meets Agatha Christie: pour yourself a cup of tea and settle in for murder most cozy!



Calling high school seniors: there’s still time to apply for the $3,000 Clear Creek County Library scholarship! Please email for more information. The application deadline is April 30.

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

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.

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

May 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

May 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.

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, Wi-Fi, 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

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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