The Taste of Rim Contry
More on this great event
HERE from the Payson Roundup
See pictures of the event
HERE on YouTube
The Library Friends of Payson,
Inc., is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide
financial and community support to the Payson Public Library. We
believe that public libraries comprise an integral aspect of community
identity and development, and we support endeavors that encourage
literacy and free inquiry within the individual, the family, and
many of Rim Country's finest service organizations, "The Library
Friends" were established as a 'grassroots' effort to support the
growing Payson Public Library.
We have evolved from just providing books -- to purchasing computers
and other equipment & funding Public Library programs that would not
otherwise be covered in its Town and County budget.
SERVICES WE PROVIDE:
We offer a Free Library Services
for Homebound Individuals - through our "Library Buddy Program." We
also purchase books and supplies for Payson Public Library.
PROJECTS WE SPONSOR:
We are an Annual Rim Country
Regional Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase participant.
We maintain the LFOP bookstore (a used bookstore in the Payson Public
Library). Staffing is done entirely by volunteers.
Marguerite Noble and Rim Country Pioneer Life
Rim Country pioneer stories and the life of Marguerite Noble
(1910-2007) will be featured at 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 17, in the
Payson Public Library meeting room.
This free and open to the public
event is hosted by the Library Friends of Payson. Speaker Lita
Nicholson will present a video program produced by the Northern Gila
Country Historical Society that includes pioneer tales told in the
voice of Marguerite Noble.
Local historic photographs are embedded
in the program as well. Noble was born in the town of Roosevelt and
wrote Filaree, now considered a classic novel about American pioneer
life set in turn-of-the-century Gila County. Noble was a charter
member of the Northern Gila County Historical Society and received
many honors, including the Sharlot Hall Award from the Sharlot Hall
Museum, the Al Merita Award from the Arizona Historical Society and
was selected as one of Arizona's first Culturekeepers.
Please plan to join us at 10 a.m. to enjoy light refreshments and
learn about current and upcoming library events. The Marguerite
Noble presentation will immediately follow. For further information
please contact the library at (928) 474-9260.
During June the Library Friends of Payson
Bookstore will be featuring a 2 for the price of one
special on all hardback books. Stop by and stock up on your father’s
favorite author. This is a great
opportunity to purchase a Father’s Day gift that is sure to please
Dad. While you’re there pick up a
favorite VCR tape for 50 cents or browse the bargain table in the
lobby. All bargain table items will be
on sale for 25 cents.
Every penny spent in the Library Friends of Payson Bookstore is
reinvested in the Payson
Library to support the purchase of new material and many special
programs. Therefore, Bookstore
customers not only benefit from one of the best values to be found
in Payson, they also support an
important civic institution. Bookstore stock changes daily, so the
wise shopper visits frequently. The
Bookstore is located to the right of the circulation desk just
inside the Payson Public Library, 328 N.