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April Staff Picks

Are you in need of a new book to try? Our staff members are avid readers (never at work though, have you seen how busy we are?!), and thought it would be fun to share some of our recent favorites. Courtney Reynolds, Library Assistant Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire “Lots of interesting characters; […]

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CCCLD Scholarship Recipients Announced

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Clear Creek County Library District scholarships, Abbey Gothman of Idaho Springs and Claudia Plett of Georgetown. The scholarship program, in its inaugural year, provides $3,500 to a library cardholder and graduating senior from both the Idaho Springs Public Library and the John Tomay Memorial Library. […]

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FINTASTIC Back-to-School Resources at the Library

written by Goldrush, the Idaho Springs Public Library Storyfish Q: Why are fish so clever? A: Because they swim in schools! – School is back in session, and I am thrilled to my gills! I know I’ll be seeing lots of Clear Creek students around the library, because we have FINTASTIC resources to help with […]

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Huckle Cat Visits Clear Creek County

March 29, 2019 Since returning to Busytown, I have had some time to reflect on my recent trip to Clear Creek County, where I visited the libraries, elementary schools and even Loveland Ski Area. Over the course of a few days, I visited roughly 17 classrooms, between Carlson, Georgetown Community School, and King-Murphy elementary schools. […]

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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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Non-Fiction Books That Read Like Fiction

Non-fiction is sometimes assumed to be dull and boring. We’re here to tell you that it isn’t true! The characters, story lines, and information in non-fiction books can be just as compelling as a work of fiction. We hope that some of these will draw you in! In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and […]

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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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Summer Reading: Magic for Patrons of All Ages!

Have you stumbled into a little wizard in the book stacks this summer? Or noticed a crowd of kiddos spellbound during a distinctively witchy story time? Perhaps you’ve spotted a coven of crafty youngsters sprinkling glitter into a cauldron of slime, and wondered, What’s all this hocus pocus about, anyway? It’s the magic of Summer […]

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Why do you love the library?

  In February, we asked patrons in both the Georgetown and Idaho Springs branches why they love their library. We were blown away by the responses we received! We truly love our patrons. “Mankind’s mind lives here.” “JTML helps the community BIG TIME!” “You guys care about us and you have wonderful books.” “I love […]

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