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.

Celebrate the holidays at the library!

The holiday season is upon us, and it’s a wonderful time to experience Clear Creek County festivities. The Clear Creek County Library District has a number of events and activities happening this month, so stop by to celebrate the season with us!

Santa’s Workshops

Santa loves the Georgetown Christmas Market so much that he visits all four days! He will be at the John Tomay Memorial Library between 11 am and 1 pm on December 7, 8, 14, and 15, and his helpers will be there to make crafts with you.

Local History Archives – Open Additional Days

The Local History Archives will be open all four days of the Georgetown Christmas Market (December 7, 8, 14, and 15) from 10 am to 4 pm. Explore photographs, historic maps, and artifacts relating to Clear Creek County’s fascinating history. The John Tomay Memorial Library will also be open on Sundays during the Market from 10 am to 5 pm.

Adult Craft Nights

If you don’t have a holiday wreath already, now’s your chance to create your own custom design! Sign up for the Idaho Springs event on December 9 or the Georgetown event on December 12 by emailing or calling 303-567-2020. A big thank you to Home Depot in Evergreen for donating live greenery.

Gift Wrapping Stations

Gift wrapping can be a stressful part of the holidays, so we are offering free wrapping supplies and space to wrap at both the Georgetown and Idaho Springs libraries. Stop in anytime the libraries are open now through December 27.

Donate to Local Families

The Clear Creek County Library District partners with the Clear Creek Advocates to help families in need during the holidays. Pick up an ornament with a gift request at either library and return it, unwrapped, by December 13. These gifts will be made available to local families at the Advocates’ Santa Shop.

Other events happening in December:

Movie Nights – Angry Birds 2 

  • Georgetown: December 6 at 3:45 pm at the John Tomay Memorial Library
  • Idaho Springs: December 13 at 3:30 pm at the Idaho Springs Public Library

Storytime – please note, there will not be Storytime the week of December 23.

  • Idaho Springs: Tuesdays at 11:15 am
  • Georgetown: Wednesdays at 10:45 am

Ninos Learning Espanol

  • December 5, 12, and 19 at 3:45 pm at the John Tomay Memorial Library

Legal Advice Clinic

  • December 17 at 1 pm at the Idaho Springs Public Library


Please note: the libraries will be closed December 24-26 and January 1.

Happy holidays!