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.

Let’s Go on a (Virtual) Adventure!

Every reader who’s fallen deep into a story already knows: some of the world’s greatest adventures are available from the comfort of your favorite chair! Explore your Clear Creek libraries’ digital resources here…then travel to zoos, aquariums, theaters, ballet studios, museums, and other awesome destinations via the links below. Huge thanks to the companies and organizations adapting to offer their programs virtually!

Tour Georgetown’s Hotel de Paris Museum

Explore Clear Creek County’s very own Hotel de Paris Museum, which attracted Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, Nikola Tesla, Isabella Bird, and many others to Colorado’s most famous mining camp.

Peruse Denver Art Museum’s Online Collection

The Denver Art Museum’s Online Collection is brimming with beautiful textiles, ceramics, paintings, and more from cultures all over the world.

Explore the Cincinnati Zoo

Have you ever met a Brazilian porcupine? Or peered into a hippo’s massive mouth? Hang out with sloths, ocelots, and other zoo friends through the Cincinnati Zoo’s Home Safari! Tune in for a Facebook Live each day, or watch the videos directly on their website.

Take Ballet Lessons

Cleveland Inner City Ballet is offering online ballet classes each week on their Facebook page – what a wonderful opportunity to learn some new moves and plie your way into fun! Check out the video lesson from March 18 – magnifique!

Meet Animal Friends at the Georgia Aquarium

Live out your favorite mermaid or marine biologist dreams with an underwater glimpse of sea creatures via The Georgia Aquarium live webcams. Otters, jellies, and sharks – oh my!

Read Along, Doodle Along, and More!

Author readalouds?! Illustrator doodle alongs?! Seize the opportunity to join some of your favorite creators for stories, art, and other fun learning experiences.

Visit Top Museums

Google Arts and Culture teamed up with over 2500 museums around the world to bring their exhibits to you … all you need to bring is your spirit of curiosity, and thousands of wonders await you!

Attend the Opera

Enjoy a magnificent evening at the Metropolitan Opera in New York at home. Dress up to make it an extra special occasion!

Watch for virtual programming from us coming soon!