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.

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 special projects, papers, and other homework. Check ‘em out!


Brainfuse can help you with just about anything. Online tutors are available from 2 – 11 pm every day and can help students in kindergarten through college with any subject. Do you have an essay that needs to be reviewed? Submit it to the writing lab for feedback. They also have language help, flashcards, practice tests, and much more.


EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazines, and more. Through the library’s subscription to EBSCO, you can find information on a plethora of topics, such as business trends, consumer health, history, the environment, psychology, and more.


We have a huge selection on a wide variety of topics. Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for? Let us know! We try to purchase patron requests as often as possible, or we can borrow it from another library.

Storyfish Reading Visits

Reading aloud helps boost reading skills and confidence. Plus, Dumbledore and I simply ADORE a good story – and we promise not to interrupt you! Just select a book, tell a librarian you’d like to read to the fish, and then find a seat by the aquarium. Be sure to check back in with your librarian when you’re done reading to us. Earn special treats and a chance to win our monthly prize drawing!

We’re so excited to help you with your back-to-school projects – come visit us soon! And if you have any good fish puns to share with us, let minnow! 😉