The Bouse Public Library and Community Center is housed in the old campus of the Bouse Elementary School. The facilites were renovated in 2008 with funding from a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and the Arizona Department of Housing. Additional funding was provided by the La Paz County Board of Supervisors and the Bouse Friends of the Library, and by generous donations by private citizens.


The mission of the La Paz County Library System is to enrich lives and build community by providing access to information and ideas.


Our vision is to have a system that provides open and effective access to information and ideas for all La Paz County Residents regardless of age, income, disability, race, religion, gender, or national origin.


The La Paz County Libraries provide access to hundreds of current and classic works of fiction and non-fiction for your reading enjoyment. DVDs of your favorite movies and audiobooks are also available for check out. Both locations have free internet service for card holders using both our local access computers and via Wi-Fi. In addition both have public event facilities that are available for both public meetings and private events. Contact your local librarian to see what we can do for you!


The Bouse Public Library and Community Center serves the community of Bouse and the surrounding areas. The area has an aging population with a median age of 65 years old; only 9.8% of the population is under 18 and 51% is 65 or older. In the winter months the area is flooded with winter visitors, tripling the effective population and increasing the median age as most visitors are active seniors.