For health and safety reasons related to COVID-19, Clear Creek County Library District will be closing our library branches (Idaho Springs Public Library, John Tomay Memorial Library, and the Local History Archives) from Saturday, March 14 through Friday, April 17. We hope to resume our normal services on Friday, April 17, but may need to adjust plans based on public health recommendations at that time. Please take advantage of library resources available online from the comfort of your home. We’ll continue to post updates via our website, social media platforms, and paper notices on library doors.

Stay safe! We love our patrons and thank everyone for helping to keep our community safe and healthy.

My Little Free Libraries Journey

February 25, 2019 by Cameron Marlin, Administrator and HR Director I first noticed Little Free Libraries when I lived in Seattle. It seemed like there was one on every block, each unique in design, color, and contents. I liked to amuse myself by imagining the adventures of the books and how they temporarily found themselves […]

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Overdue Book Fines – No More!

February 21, 2019 by Clear Creek County Library District Staff In the last year, many public libraries in Colorado and across the country made a big decision: to no longer charge patrons for overdue materials. Why? Fines often are not huge streams of revenue for a library, and more importantly, they often do more harm […]

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Postcards from Clear Creek County: Part One

February 18, 2019 by Sean Babbs, Archives Library Assistant This is the first in a series of blog posts we will be publishing on postcard history as it relates to Clear Creek County. The Undivided Back Period, 1901-1907 In the United States, the printing and mailing of private postcards began in 1898 with the passing […]

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