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.

What to Read During Black History Month

Find suggestions for what to read during Black History Month – all of these items (and 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.

Learn more about prominent figures in black history:

Learn about important African American women in science:

Learn about the injustices of the American justice system:

Learn about the Underground Railroad:

Incredible fiction by African American authors:

Fiction for young adult (and adult) readers:

Non-fiction and biographies for elementary school aged kids:

When you want a movie instead: