The Fountain Hills Branch Library opened in a brand new 15,000 square feet facility on October 1, 2001. The Fountain Hills library is part of a larger Fountain Hills Community center complex housing an expansive activities building as well as The River of Time Museum. The library offers more than 40 computers that are available to the public with smart cards that make scheduling computer time and printing easy and convenient as well as state of the art flat screens. The library also offers a snack area as well as a resale bookstore that is operated by the Fountain Hills Library Association in the lobby as a way for providing support for the Fountain Hills Branch Library.
The Fountain Hills library is open to the public Monday through Thursday from 9am to 9p and from 9am to 5pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The library is closed on Sundays and holidays. Hours for the library resale bookstore are from 10am to 7pm on Monday through Thursday and 10am to 4m on Friday and Saturday.
Each year the Fountain Hills Branch Library sponsors the Fountain Hills Book Festival. The event is held in mid-March and includes local authors, book signings, presentations from well known authors, a writer’s workshop, silent auction for collectible books and books for sale as well as refreshments.
The Fountain Hills Library Association also makes a Homebound program available that makes it possible for residents who are not able to access the library in person to still receive the benefits offered by the library. Program volunteers visit application and assist them with completing registration forms and then check out books as well as deliver and retrieve books for individuals who are homebound. Anyone who is homebound due to a permanent or temporary illness or disability is eligible for the program.