Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library

Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library
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Date Established: In 2003, a new 110,000 sq. ft. main library branch was constructed, and the Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library opened to the public.

Current use/ownership of building:  The building is under the operation of the Pueblo City County Library District

Past use of building: The Pueblo Library can be dated back to 1891 with a reading room in the Pueblo Board of Trade Building. In 1904, the McClelland Library was constructed and funded by Andrew Carnegie and local philanthropists. 

Significant damages, restorations, etc: Always evolving, the Rawlings Library recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation improving access and technology needs in Pueblo

Annual events/functions (link to community events):

Pueblo Kids Day Parade is an annual parade around State Fair time that goes right now Abriendo

Fun fact: The building site is the same site on which four different library buildings have stood.

Community Impact: Since opening its doors to the public in 2003, the Robert Hoag Rawlings Public Library has hosted community meetings, study sessions, job trainings, computer literacy programs, children’s activities and literacy events. The Rawlings Library is an integral piece of the Pueblo community infrastructure, serving as a central place to enhance the community’s culture, bolster the local economy and serve as a place for the entire community to share information and ideas.

This page is sponsored by the Leadership Pueblo Class of 2022.