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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.

On August 20, 2018, the Library Friends of Payson are pleased to have local resident and photographer for two decades, Marty Cordano, share his photos and stories about Arizona’s wildlife.

Marty was a contract photographer for Arizona Highways magazine for 17 years. His work has been published in numerous books and magazines, including Audubon Birder’s World, Field and Stream, National Geographic World, National Wildlife, and many more. He lived in Bisbee, Arizona for 24 years, spent the last 10 years in Alaska, and just recently returned to Arizona and now calls Payson his home.

Learn about Arizona’s wild, wonderful, and sometimes weird animals- everything from bugs to bears. Spend an hour with this half photographer, half naturalist, half stand-up comedian and you are sure to not only learn fascinating tidbits of animals’ life histories, but experience a few belly laughs along the way.

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. We extend a special invitation to homeschool students for this presentation.  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. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/libraryfriendspayson/ or the Library Friends’ website www.libraryfriendsofpayson.org.

 

  

 

 

Library Friends Newsletters

 

Bookstore News


 bookstore-newsletter-May-2018.pdf

Among Friends July-Aug 2018.pdf


 

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.

https://tccarim.org/

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Library E-Mail Address:  library_friends@hotmail.com

 

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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