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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.


A Taste of Rim Country-2016

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Bookstore News


During December, the Library Friends of Payson Bookstore will feature Christmas fiction, cookbooks, 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.  Bookstore gift certificates are $3.00 and make perfect gifts for those hard to shop for people.  Stop by and discover the Bookstore’s holiday treasures.

The Bookstore will also be offering all regular size paperbacks at the amazing value of 10 for $1.  This is an opportunity to stock up on books by your favorite authors for those cold winter days to come.

Another special this month is a free cookbook with any purchase. This is a good time of year to discover some new recipes.

Bookstore stock is constantly changing, so stop by often.  All 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. 


Library Friends Newsletters

We could use a few volunteers to assist with refreshments at the Christmas Music events.
This year the refreshments will be out near the entertainment, either in the meeting room or in the library by the reading room. 

The location of the presentation will be decided by the performers.
Our hope is that more Patrons will partake of the refreshments and the volunteer servers will be able to enjoy the entertainment as well.
Emily has scheduled the following ‘Holiday Music at the Library’:
Monday December 12th @ 2:30 – Angeline Ng. Pianist
Thursday December 15th @ 2 – Bette Acker Flutist
Saturday December 17th @ 1 – Phyllis Papineau Pianist
Tuesday December 20th @ 4 – Grace Notes Bell Choir
Wednesday December 21st @ 3 – Jennifer Holly & Anne James of Cinnamon Twist
A signup sheet will be at Circulation near the calendar or just call the Library and let us know.
Thank You very much.

Bobbie Scott
Head of Circulation


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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