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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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On Monday, January 16, 2017, the Library Friends of Payson are pleased to have Sandy Carson from the Northern Gila County Historical Society present a program on the Arizona Women’s Heritage Trail. This is a "virtual" project begun in 2005 to identify women who exemplify the diversity of women’s contributions to the history and growth of Arizona. Of the approximate one hundred women currently listed, three come from the Payson area: Polly Brown, Theresa Boardman and Julia Randall.

Ms. Carson is currently President and Archivist of the Historical Society. She was a history teacher, then a high school librarian in the Denver area for 28 years.

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. Our January program is on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; the library will be closed, but the meeting room will be open. High school and college students who are off for the day are especially encouraged to attend this informative meeting about the history of women in Arizona. 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.


Bookstore News


During the month of January the Library Friends of Payson Bookstore is featuring a store wide clearance sale. 

All hardback books are being offered at two for the price of one.  The second book must be of equal or lesser value than the first. 

Small paperbacks and videos are 10 for $1.  This is a great way to stock up for the cold winter weather.

All Bookstore proceeds directly support the library in the purchase of new books.

The LFOP Bookstore is located to the right of the circulation desk just inside the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road. 

For more information visit the Library Friends of Payson website at


Library Friends Newsletters

Among Friends Jan Feb 2017

Bookstore Newsletter-Jan-2017


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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