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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.


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On Monday, October 20, the Library Friends of Payson are pleased to have local pilot and registered nurse, Marie Fasano, speak to the community about her experiences flying humanitarian missions for Angel Flight and Flying Samaritans. The mission of Angel Flight West is to arrange free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs. Marie is one of the Command Pilots for Angel Flight West, and she will relate the stories of patients and pilots who fly with Angel Flight. When the phone rings at Angel Flight West, it might be a patient who needs to get from a remote town to a major medical center for cancer treatment, or a child who will only get a proper medical evaluation if Angel Flight pilots can help get them to the doctor.

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


Officers of the board of directors of the Library Friends of Payson, Inc. elected Sept. 15, 2014 are John Wilson, treasurer; Conrad Okerwall, president; Gail Hearne, vice president; and Kathy Morgan, secretary. Their term of office is from October 2014 to September 2015


A Taste of Rim Country

Here is the video of our Taste of Rim Fundraiser.

Photos By Romaine Brophy and Jack Quinn

See the video “A Taste of Rim Country” You Tube

Taste of Rim Country Sets Record

Read about it in the "Among Friends Newsletter"

Library Friends BookStore

BookStore Newsletter - November 2014

Located inside the Payson Public Library
328 N. McLane Rd. Payson, Arizona

During the month of October, The Library Friends of Payson Bookstore is featuring all hardback books at the amazing offer of “Buy 1…Get 2 Free”.  As always the two free books must be of equal or lesser value that the purchased book. This is a wonderful opportunity to stock up on reading material for the cold winter days ahead. Choose from Biography, History, Politics, Fiction, Religion, Arts and Crafts, Coffee Table Books, Travel, or Sports.

The Bookstore has a rather large collection of videos which will be priced at 4 for $1.00 during the entire month of October. These videos are in great condition and many are hard to find titles.

Crafters who are anxious to get an early start on holiday projects will want to stop by the Bookstore soon.  All year Bookstore volunteers put aside holiday craft books and now it’s time to put them on display.  Don’t miss this chance to discover new ideas for the holiday season.

 Bookstore prices range from $4.00 to $1.00 for hardback books based on copyright dates.   Stock changes rapidly, therefore, the savvy shopper stops by frequently.  Bookstore volunteers are always happy to see you.  The LFOP Bookstore is located to the right of the circulation desk just inside the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road.

During November the Library Friends of Payson Bookstore will feature a collection of Christmas fiction, cook books, craft books, etc at two for the price of one.  As always, the second item must be of equal or lesser value than the first item.  This is a wonderful opportunity to get a head start on selecting unique and inexpensive gifts for friends, neighbors, care givers, co-workers, or anyone else on your Christmas list.  Bookstore gift certificates are only $3.00 and make the perfect gifts for those hard to shop for people.  They are great stocking stuffers, as well.  Stop by and discover the Bookstore’s holiday treasures.

The Bookstore will also be offering all paperback books at the amazing value of 6 for $1.00 throughout November.  This is an opportunity to stock up on books by your favorite author in preparation for those cold, winter days to come.  Be sure to come in soon for the best selection.

Bookstore stock is constantly changing.  Therefore, the wise patron stops by often.  Bookstore volunteers are always happy to see you.  All Bookstore proceeds directly support the library.  The LFOP Bookstore is located to the right of the circulation desk just inside the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road.


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10:00 AM to 8:00 PM


10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Sunday & Major Holidays


Wireless internet access is available at all hours, on the library campus, for public convenience.




Library Closed On:

New Year's Day


Jan. 01

MLK Jr. Birthday


Jan. 20

Presidents' Day


Feb. 17

Memorial Day


May  26

Independence Day


Jul.  04

Labor Day


Sep. 01

Veterans' Day


Nov. 11

Thanksgiving Day

Thur. & Fri.

Nov. 27/28th

Christmas Day


Dec. 25


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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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