Quartz Hill Library42018 50th St W, Quartz Hill, CA 93536
History: The Quartz Hill Library was founded July 24, 1959. This small library was started in one of three adjoining, family run stores and ultimately expanded to encompass each of the three units. Quartz Hill is part of the unincorporated County of Los Angeles and is located in the southwest part of the Antelope Valley, adjacent to the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster. Although many new, large and imposing homes have been built in the area, Quartz Hill seems to retain the rural quality of a small town. One may still see the occasional horse and rider meandering down the sidewalk past the front windows of the library. The annual Street Faire is held in front of the library and the annual Almond Blossom parade has marched by the library for many years. Both events are well attended and each year newcomers discover the library while attending the parade and faire. Collection: The collection consists of 68,479 books, including large-print material, 5,220 audio recordings including compact discs and books-on-tape, telephone directories, 5,670 video recordings, auto manuals, pamphlets, 53 newspapers and magazines for adults and children, and English language learning materials. Services: The Quartz Hill Library offers the use of one public access Internet workstation, online library catalogs that provide access to the entire County Library collection and to online reference databases, reference service, peschool story times, a Homework Center, children's reading incentive programs, and other special events for children such as stories, crafts, projects, special performers, school tours, and library introduction programs. The library serves seven public schools, three middle schools, and two high schools as well as several private schools and a two-year college. A coin-operated photocopier is available for the public. Facilities: Quartz Hill Library is a 3,500 square feet "store-front" building offering a homey atmosphere with a separate room for children's programs.