The Hispanic Resource Center is available to all who wish to expand their awareness and knowledge of Hispanic Culture and History.
The mission of the Hispanic Resource Center at the Rawlings Library is to provide services, activities and free resources for both Spanish and English speakers. Our goal is to promote and enhance personal success through expanded educational and cultural opportunities not just for the Hispanic community but for the Pueblo community at large.
Nuestra Biblioteca, located within the Hispanic Resource Center at Rawlings Library, houses many resources including:
- Bilingual staff
- Community resources
- Materials in English and Spanish
- Language Classes English and Spanish. Two sessions a year.
Bilingual Time for Tots - Mondays at 10 am at Rawlings. See event calendar for up to date times.
PCCLD has been providing Bilingual Storytime since 2007. Research from the National Institutes of Health has shown 1 in 5 children nationwide speak a language other than English at home.
Multilingualism has been shown to have many social, psychological and lifestyle advantages. Moreover, researchers are finding health benefits from speaking more than one language, including faster stroke recovery and delayed onset of dementia.
See calendar for times and locations
Hispanic Cultural Events - There are several cultural events and workshops throughout the year for all ages in celebration of the Hispanic Culture. See calendar for details.
• Hispanic Heritage Month
• Latino Book Festival
• Día de la Raza
• Día de los Muertos
• Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros
• Cinco de Mayo
English, Spanish and bilingual books, magazines, online resources, newspapers, dvds and cds about Hispanic culture; Latino, Chicano and Mexican American studies; art; history; and local community information.
HRC materials available at each branch and at the library at the YMCA.
To register for classes call Maria Smyer at 562-5615.
• Spanish Classes: Beginning and Advanced
• English classes: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced
Local and Hispanic artists display a variety of exhibits on a 6 to 8 week rotation.
Several artists have also provided workshops and presentations for the library.
Send inquiries to Maria.Smyer@pueblolibrary.org.
About Our Mural- Located at Rawlings Library 2nd Fl.
Corazón del Pueblo by David Ocelotl Garcia
In 2008, PCCLD received a grant from the Colorado Humanities for Dr. David Sandoval to write a book on the history of Latinos in Pueblo County. After the book was written, fund-raising was held to paint a mural based on the book. When the money was obtained a committee selected artist David Ocetotl Garcia. The mural is on the 2nd floor of the Rawlings Library.
El Centro de Recursos Hispanos está disponible para todos los que deseen ampliar su conciencia y conocimiento de la cultura e historia hispanas.
La misión del Centro de Recursos Hispanos de la Biblioteca Rawlings es brindar servicios, actividades y recursos gratuitos para hispanohablantes e ingleses. Nuestro objetivo es promover y mejorar el éxito personal a través de mayores oportunidades educativas y culturales no solo para la comunidad hispana sino para la comunidad de Pueblo en general.
Nuestra Biblioteca , ubicada dentro del Centro de Recursos Hispanos en la Biblioteca Rawlings, alberga muchos recursos que incluyen:
• Personal bilingüe
• Recursos de la comunidad
• Materiales en inglés y español