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.

Books to Read during Women’s History Month

Celebrate Women’s History Month by jumping into one of these books – all of these materials (and many, many more) can be found in our collections. If you can’t find something you’re looking for in our catalog, let us know and we will be happy to get it for you through InterLibrary Loan.


Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science – and the World by Rachel Swaby

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris

The Hello Girls: American’s First Woman Soldiers by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box by Angela P. Dodson

Bad Feminist: Essays by Roxane Gay

Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World by Linda R. Hirsman


Ho Higher Honor by Condoleezza Rice

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

Upwards: The Story of the First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail by Laurie Apgar

Brave by Rose McGowan

A Woman on Paper: Georgia O’Keeffe by Anita Pollitzer


The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd

A Short History of Women: A Novel by Kate Walbert

The Power by Naomi Alderman


The Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel by Marissa Moss

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World by Chelsea Clinton

Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison

Girls Think of Everything by Catherine Thimmesh