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Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road. Payson, AZ

Phone: (928) 474-9260 Fax: (928) 474-2679

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Director/Payson Public Library: Emily Linkey Assistant Manager: Elaine Votruba

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The Library Friends of Payson, Inc

MISSION:  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 society.

HISTORY:  Like 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.

Library Friends of Payson presentation for the community

  On May 21, 2018, the Library Friends of Payson are pleased to welcome rancher H. Alan Day, who will share his ranching and cowboy life on the Lazy B Ranch. In 1880, Alan Day’s grandfather homesteaded the Lazy B Ranch, a cattle ranch straddling the high deserts of Arizona and New Mexico. After graduating from the University of Arizona, Alan Day returned to manage the Lazy B for the next forty years, during which time he received awards for his dedication to land stewardship.

Alan has a video to share and will explore the ranching and cowboying life from the chuckwagon years of his childhood to his adulthood, with airplanes and now even drones used on the ranch. He will recount adventures that most of us will never experience, as well as his deep love of the natural world.

Mr. Day will bring copies of his books to sell. With his sister, retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, he authored Lazy B, a bestselling memoir ($15.00 for paperback). He will also bring The Horse Lover (hardcover for $20.00) and Cowboy Up! (paperback for $15.) Mr. Day can accept checks or cash, but no credit or debit cards.

This presentation comes to us from the AZ Humanities Council.

The Library Friends of Payson presentation for the community, which is held in the library meeting room, will start with a short business meeting at 10:00 a.m.; the program begins at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to both the business meeting and the free one-hour program.  If you have any questions, please call the library at 928-474-9260.

Library Friends of Payson, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, supports the library with programs and materials not covered by the town budget. COME JOIN US.



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Please call the library @ 928•474•9260
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