Pueblo City-County Library District recently revealed renovation plans for Barkman and Lucero libraries to make them more spacious and accessible.
At Barkman, renovation ideas include expanding the parking lot, installing an ADA-compliant ramp and building a pedestrian bridge that would connect an access point of the library to Belmont Park.
The bridge would be built over a drainage ditch that’s adjacent to the facility and limits accessibility to the library from the park and vice versa, and the ramp would be located near the end of that bridge on the site of the facility.
The interior of Barkman, located at 1300 Jerry Murphy Road, would also be renovated with new furniture and a refresh to its security system. It would also include the addition of a meeting room, two small study rooms and a “Makerspace” area, the latter of which would be the first time the facility has included…