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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


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, August 18, the Library Friends of Payson are pleased to have the author Nancy E. Turner speak to the community. She has written a series that includes These Is My Words, Sarah’s Quilt, and The Star Garden, along with a WWII story entitled The Water and the Blood and her newest novel set during the American Revolution, My Name Is Resolute. She was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up in Southern California and Arizona. These Is My Words, a book about life on the Arizona frontier in the late 1800’s, was selected as One Book, One Arizona, and is taught in schools all over the country. She lives in Tucson and part time in Pinetop with her husband and two dogs.

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. Poisoned Pen bookstore in Scottsdale is making some of Mrs. Turner’s books available for purchase at our meeting. Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please call the library at 928- 474-9260.




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

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

During August, the Library Friends of Payson Bookstore is staging an End-of-Summer Clearance featuring videos at the low price of 4 for $1.00 and standard paperback books priced at 6 for $1.00.  This is a great opportunity to stock up on favorite movies and authors.

Bookstore stock changes daily, so visit often.  Bookstore volunteers are always happy to see you.  The 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 6:00 PM


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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