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Schools and Library



Gilpin County is served by two K-12 public school districts.  In the southern portion of the County (RE-1), residents are served by the Gilpin County School District.  The northern portion of the County (RE-2) is served by the Boulder Valley School District, with the school campus located in Nederland (Boulder County).

Read more about the history and reasons for having two school districts and who you can contact for more information.


Gilpin County owns a building & land that was occupied by a longstanding early childcare center, that has been vacant since November, 2023.  

A Childcare Steering Committee (CSC) was formed in December, 2023, to help recommend solutions to restore the essential community need. The CSC recommended forming a new nonprofit early education center. The Board of Directors (BOD) was formed in March, 2024, with a Gilpin County Representative serving on the BOD. 

They are currently working diligently to establish a new childcare center in Gilpin County in the near future. For more information, please contact the Gilpin County Board Representative, Human Services Director, Janey (Mary) Barker, at 

Gilpin County Public Library

The Gilpin County Library is located in mid-county at 15131 Hwy 119; Black Hawk. The library offers free WiFi, computer access and many other services that county residents might enjoy. Gilpin County is very proud of the local library and encourages residents to visit it when they are in the area. Check out the local artist display or other heritage display that might be exhibiting at the time and check out the "for sale" books in the meeting room, which is also available to residents during library hours and it includes a small kitchen. There is more to the Gilpin library than just books, check it out!