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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.



Mark your calendar now!
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 from 5pm to 7:30pm, the Library Friends of Payson will be hosting its annual A Taste of Rim Country. Tickets will go on sale at the LFOP General Meeting on January 15th, 2018. Prices are $35 per person ($20 of which is tax-deductible.



On Monday, January 15, the Library Friends of Payson invites the community to hear Bobby Davis, Town of Payson Economic Development Specialist, share an update on the Greater Payson Area Economic Development Strategic Plan and Workforce Development Plan. As we begin a new year, come learn about our council’s vision for the community.

Mr. Davis brings to the Town of Payson knowledge, expertise, and credibility that he has built during his 40- year career in sales, marketing and economic development. Bobby is  certified as an AZED PRO from the Arizona Association of Economic Developers. He currently serves on the Payson Unified School board and the Payson Economic Development Advisory Consortium, and he is a council member in the Town of Star Valley.

 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., and the program begins at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to both the business meeting and the free one-hour program. Note that the library will be closed on January 15 for Martin Luther King Day; the side door leading to the meeting room will be open.  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 and join us.




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Tonto Community Concert Association


Our mission is to bring quality entertainment to the Rim Country through an annual concert series and support of the fine arts in Payson so doing, we will enrich the cultural experience available to the people of Payson and those in surrounding communities.

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If you have any questions or need additional information...

Please call the library @ 928•474•9260
and ask for the  "Bookstore"

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