The Pueblo City-County Library District aspires to provide the best possible public library service to our community. In 2012, all key measures showed the library district moving clearly in this positive direction. We checked out a record number of books and other library materials, more people visited our libraries than ever before, and the number of people attending library programs and events were at an all-time high.

2013 should also be a great year. We have several important initiatives in mind for the current year to help ensure the library district continues to provide the best possible library service to our community. Here are a few of the things you can expect to see during the course of the year from your public library:

• Unveiling changes to improve the means by which books and other library materials are checked out and in.

• Increasing efforts to assist with childhood and adult literacy.

• Digitizing historical records found in the library’s collections in order to improve access and preservation.

• Implementing a call center, so that customers who make a telephone call to the library will be greeted by a “live” person and not a recording.

• Adding new software to allow customers to more easily find the materials they seek within the library’s collections.

• Beginning construction on three new libraries in the county later this year—on Pueblo’s East Side, on the St. Charles Mesa, and in the Greenhorn Valley.

I believe you will agree that 2013 should be another momentous year for the Pueblo City-County Library District.


The library is a learning institution.  First and foremost, the Pueblo City-County Library District (PCCLD) exists to ensure members of our...