Check it out! Clear Creek Library information for December

Posted 11/30/21

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Check it out! Clear Creek Library information for December



Team Member: Miss Honeybun

RECOMMENDATION: Mary Poppins (audiobook format)

GENRE: juvenile literature

MISS HONEYBUN SAYS: From the moment she arrives at Number Seventeen Cherry Tree Lane, mysterious nanny Mary Poppins brings wonder and adventure to the Banks family. Find magic in every chapter of this charming audiobook: peer into an enchanted carpet bag, slide up bannisters and join a floating tea party with Miss Poppins and the Banks children. P.L. Travers’s original text is every bit as entertaining as (and I daresay funnier than) Disney’s cinematic adaptation (which I also love). You might recognize narrator Sophie Thompson’s voice, especially if you enjoy British films and television. Thompson’s impressive résumé includes Four Weddings and a Funeral, Gosford Park, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In her capacity as narrator of Mary Poppins, she is practically perfect in every way! 

Five out of five carrots! Best enjoyed with tea and cakes.

Mary Poppins (and thousands of other audiobooks) are available for FREE with your library card through the Libby App by Overdrive. See below for more information about the Libby App!


Available now – Dec. 30

Idaho Springs Public Library and John Tomay Memorial Library

Wrap your gifts at the library – for FREE! Wrapping supplies will be provided.


Storytime is back indoors! Share stories, play games, and get creative with us!

Idaho Springs Public Library * Tuesdays @ 11:15 a.m.

John Tomay Memorial Library * Thursdays @ 11:15 a.m.

Virtual Storytime with Miss Honeybun

Find storytime on demand 24/7 on our Facebook page at


Connect with other Clear Creek County readers at our virtual book groups!

Idaho Springs Book Group

Monday, Dec. 13 @ 4 p.m.

We think a great book recommendation is one of the best gifts possible! Would you like to exchange holiday book recommendations with other Clear Creek County readers? Join us for our December Idaho Springs Book Group – please email for details.


Winter Craft Workshops

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 5

Saturday, Dec. 11 and Sunday, Dec. 12

John Tomay Memorial Library

Create holiday kids’ crafts with us on Christmas Market weekends! Masks are required for children aged 2 – 17 years while in the library.

Youth Craft Club

Idaho Springs Public Library * Monday, Dec. 6 @ 3:30 p.m.

John Tomay Memorial Library * Tuesday, Dec. 7 @ 3:45 p.m.

Craft salt dough ornaments with us! Please email to reserve your spot.

Holiday Wreath Workshop

Wednesday, Dec. 15 and Thursday, Dec. 16 @ 5 p.m.

Georgetown Heritage Center

809 Taos St., Georgetown

(meet us in Heritage Hall on the second floor)

Join us for our beloved annual wreath workshop! Create a beautiful wreath and enjoy a cup of holiday cheer. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required. Please email chris@cccld to reserve your spot, as space is limited for this event.


Check out books, movies, laptops, hotspots, tablets and more. Visit or call your Clear Creek County library to explore our collection and request items.

Do you have the Libby App? Download the Libby App by Overdrive to your smart device to access thousands of e-books and audiobooks, available for checkout with your library card. Visit and click on the Overdrive/Libby icon to get started.


The library branches are open, and we are excited to see you in person! Masks are strongly encouraged for all patrons, and mandatory for patrons aged 2 - 17.

Idaho Springs Public Library and John Tomay Memorial Library — appointments are not necessary at this time.


Snowy weather = snowy roads! Do you need library materials, but are unable to leave your home? Let us bring the library to you! Call us for details.


Email or call your Clear Creek County Library branch to request prints, copies, and faxes — or, just come in and use our equipment during our hours of operation!


‘Tis the season for cozy nights spent reading at home – and sharing books with special friends! Help yourself to free, gently-loved books from our Little Free Libraries. Grab some books for the booklovers on your holiday gift list, and don’t forget to treat yourself.

Find our Little Free Libraries at these Clear Creek County locations:

Idaho Springs

Clear Creek Metropolitan Recreation District

Clear Creek Health and Wellness Center

Edelweiss Pastry Shop

Scraps-to-Soil Community Garden


Georgetown Market

Georgetown Visitors Center


Are you seeking a new home for your gently-used books? Please consider donating them to Clear Creek County Library District for use in our programs, book sales and Little Free Libraries. Email or call 303-567-2020 for more information.

Idaho Springs Public Library


John Tomay Memorial Library (Georgetown)



Holiday closures - all branches

Friday, Dec. 24

Saturday, Dec. 25

Friday, Dec. 31

Idaho Springs Public Library

Monday * 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday * 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday * 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday * 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday * 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday * 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday * CLOSED

John Tomay Memorial Library

Monday * 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday * 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wednesday * 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Thursday * 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday * 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday * 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12 (Christmas Market weekends) * 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

All other Sundays in December * CLOSED

Local History Archives (in the Georgetown Heritage Center) — visitors are welcome with appointment. 

Curbside pickup services — available by appointment; please contact your library branch to schedule your pickup.

Idaho Springs Public Library * 303-567-2020

John Tomay Memorial Library * 303-569-2620

Local History Archives * 303-569-2403


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