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’s Happening in January

The libraries are abuzz with fun and free activities this January – check out what’s happening!

Homeschool Collective

This new program is an opportunity for homeschooled students to get together each week and learn about different topics and participate in fun educational activities. The group meets every Wednesday at 1 pm at the Idaho Springs Public Library, starting on January 15. Don’t miss Virtual Reality the first week! Contact for more information.

Spelling Bees

It may seem as though spellcheck has eliminated any need to be able to spell, but we disagree! Put your spelling skills to the test at our good old-fashioned spelling bees this month. The Sip & Spell events are family-friendly. And don’t miss bee crafternoons at the libraries the week of January 20!

  • Kids at Idaho Springs: Tuesday, January 28 at 3:30 pm
  • Kids at Georgetown: Wednesday, January 29 at 3:45 pm
  • Sip & Spell at Westbound & Down Brewing Company: Thursday, January 30 at 5:30 pm
  • Sip & Spell at The Alpine Restaurant & Bar: Friday, January 31 at 5:30 pm

Legal Advice Clinic

Every month, Colorado Legal Services hosts a virtual legal advice clinic at the Idaho Springs Public Library to answer legal questions, help with court forms, and explain the law and procedure for civic legal issues (not criminal or traffic). The next clinic is Tuesday, January 21; registration begins at 1 pm.

Movie Nights

Enjoy a family-friendly movie with us each month! January’s pick is season-appropriate – we’ll be watching Abominable!

  • Georgetown: Friday, January 3 at 5 pm (Georgetown Heritage Center)
  • Idaho Springs: Friday, January 10 at 3:30 pm

Adult Craft Nights

We’re starting 2020 with paper embroidery projects at our Adult Craft Nights in January. These events are a great way to meet new people and are an opportunity to try something creative for free!

  • Georgetown: Thursday, January 9 at 5:30 pm
  • Idaho Springs: Monday, January 13 at 5:30 pm

Adult Book Groups

Connect with other readers in our community at monthly library book meetups. Share your ideas and discover new stories. New readers are always welcome! Please contact for more information.


Storytime and Niños Learning Español continue this month, as do our tech basics classes. We also added six new mobile hotspots to our collection in December, thanks to funding from the Colorado State Library – if you don’t have internet access at home, these are a great resource.

See you at the library soon!