11601 Fair Oaks Blvd., Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Nestled on top of a hill next to the Fair Oaks Temple Park, the library is located just off the Southwest corner of Fair Oaks and Madison. The Fair Community Oaks Library with its Frank Lloyd Wright style architecture is a striking building surrounded by trees. The interior features a high open ceiling with brightly painted beams and ductwork. The library serves the area of Fair Oaks, Citrus Heights, Orangevale, and Gold River. It also serves a significant number of patrons from Folsom, El Dorado Hills, and Rocklin.
The Fair Oaks Community Library is most readily identified in the public mind with the small town of Fair Oaks, an attractive, affluent community with a population of about 41,000. The Fair Oaks Library is so near the Sunrise Mall and Birdcage Walk shopping centers (one mile distant) that it is also identified as part of the Citrus Heights community.
The 12,000 square foot library building houses a materials collection of 72,000 items including many popular magazines and hundreds of audio books, videos, and CDs. A limited number of titles are available in Farsi, Russian, and Spanish. The kid’s room has child sized furniture, books, reference materials, audio books, videos, and CDs aimed to please the youth of the community. The library also offers 12 Internet stations, 9 library catalog/informational database computers, and a self check out machine. A meeting room is available to reserve for free community events for groups of 10-75 persons.
Kids are welcome at the Fair Oaks Library. Story time is offered for preschoolers and toddlers. The popular summer reading program offers prizes and weekly family programs. Tours may be scheduled with reference staff and special events such as author visits, entertainers, and book-related gatherings are scheduled throughout the year. Adults may join the active monthly book discussion group or the Fair Oaks Affiliate Friends. This local Friends affiliate has over 100 members and sponsors three well-attended book sales each year raising thousands of dollars used to fund materials for the collection, children’s programs, and needed furnishings and equipment.