Thursday, April 21, 2011

McClelland Library, Pueblo, Colorado

[LIB1424] The public library in Pueblo was first opened in January, 1891, in its present quarters on the top floor of the Board of Trade Building. The library, then as now called the McClelland Public Library, owed its existence to Andrew McClelland, a prominent wholesale merchant of Pueblo, who gave $6,000 in addition to $800 that had been raised by entertainments and small subscriptions. For two years all persons who drew out books were charged an annual fee of $5, which was used for maintenance, although the use of the reading room and of books in the library was free to all. [The Public Library in Pueblo]

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