Pueblo Library Foundation

A nonprofit organization

PCCLD serves as the community hub and educational resource for the 165,000 residents of Pueblo County. PCCLD offers innovative and educational programs on multiple topics in addition to the traditional selection of books, DVDs, music CDs, technology and other materials. We keep Pueblo learning!

Message from the Executive Director: 

Dear Library Supporter, 

At the Pueblo City-County Library District change, good change, continues to happen. One of the most notable changes is the renovation of the Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library. A library has stood on the ground of the current Rawlings Library for more than a century and we are so proud to provide a modern, refreshed library to serve Pueblo and its citizens in an updated and modern library facility. As finishing touches are being completed on the interior of the building, I invite you to visit the Rawlings Library to see the beautiful new interior and exterior improvements.

Our improvements to library facilities does not stop with the Rawlings Library renovation. As change dictates, there is more to do, and the Barkman Library is next on our list of improved facilities. The Barkman Library has served the Belmont neighborhood and northern Pueblo for more than 30 years. The renovation and expansion of the Barkman Library improves the interior and exterior of the facility while adding an additional 2,643 square feet onto the building. This renovation will provide a library able to serve community members for decades to come.

Located on the east side of Pueblo, The Patrick A. Lucero Library will undergo construction for an expansion and remodel the summer of 2024. The work on the Lucero Library will begin upon completion of the renovation of the Barkman Library. It is the goal that through the renovation of both Barkman and Lucero Libraries that patrons will have access to improved and expanded libraries. Through improved facilities, library programs, and a great selection of print and digital books, we aim to ensure that there is something for everyone at Pueblo’s libraries. We are committed to continually improving library services and facilities in our community. 

The Pueblo City-County Library District is committed to promoting lifelong learning and providing well-equipped public libraries for everyone in our community. Libraries are catalysts for a vibrant community and we cannot do our work alone. I invite you to join us in building community together by donating to these two vital projects. Thank you for your dedication, advocacy, and support of the Pueblo City-County Library District.


Sherri Baca, MSLS, MBA
Executive Director

For more information on 2023 Library highlights and activities, please read the publication at: https://www.pueblolibrary.org/donate


The Pueblo Library Foundation exists exclusively for the benefit of, or to carry out the purposes of the Pueblo City-County Library District, including providing resources for the development, maintenance and operation of PCCLD to the extent not normally met by public funding.

Background Statement

Pueblo Library Foundation was established in 2011 to help fund the programs of the public library. Since its founding, the board has worked diligently to create an investment fund for the library. It also hosts a variety of fundraisers annually to continue to increase the investment fund. The Foundation helped raise $1.1 million in support of three new libraries in 2015, helped raise $2.5 million in support the Rawlings Library Renovation in 2022 and 2023 and looking forward to supporting the library with new projects in 2024.

Organization Data


Organization name

Pueblo Library Foundation

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)




Organization Size

Small Organization

Colorado State Tax Credits

Colorado Enterprise Zone Credit


100 E. Abriendo Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004

Service areas

Pueblo County, CO, US





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