“Bad libraries build collections, good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.” ~R. David Lankes
The Fountain Hills Library goes far beyond just acquiring a collection of books, movies, video games, and resource materials. It builds a thriving community of all ages, all interests, and all walks of life. It is a place where anyone can come to learn, to listen, to express themselves, and to broaden their cultural experiences.
And behind all the wonderful work of the library staff and librarians is an organization that supports and funds many of those much-loved programs. The Fountain Hills Friends of the Library makes significant funding contributions for programs and the physical facility needs of the library.
The FHFL uses multiple streams of income to provide this support. Annual memberships and donations are tax-deductible ways for people to support FHFL. Donating books, puzzles, and movies is another great way to give your support. FHFL runs a small used book shop year-round just inside the lobby entrance. There is also an annual book sale that will excite any good bibliophile. This sale fills the entire lobby and conference room of the library.
The funds raised from these efforts support an amazing variety of programs.
This program works with teens to create great programs for children of the community. The children enjoy great learning experiences while the teens develop leadership and teamwork skills. The Teen Council has created many popular programs and activities such as Book Club, Guitar Club, Video Club, Game On, Anime Club, and so much more.
The FHFL co-sponsors two document destruction events each year with the Town of Fountain Hills.
MUSIC IN THE LIBRARY
The “Front Porch Performances” bring in musical artists from a variety of groups. These concerts take place inside the library or outside in Centennial Circle.
This popular program includes lectures from authors such as J.A. Jance, Susan Cummings Mills, Ann A. Wilson, and many others.
Fountain Hills is the perfect location for a star party since we are the world’s 17th Dark Sky Community. Bring your lawn chairs and telescopes or look through the telescopes already set up in Centennial Circle. Enjoy hearing amateur and professional astronomers explain what you see in the sky that night.
Every year, FHFL contributes a scholarship to seniors at Fountain Hills High School through the Golden Eagle Education Foundation.
BOOKS FOR THE HOMEBOUND
This program is a free service to homebound residents of Fountain Hills and is staffed entirely by Friends of the Library volunteers.
Don’t miss the next Fountain Hills Friends of the Library Book Sale on November 15-16 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
For more information, visit http://www.fhfl.net/.