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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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Welcome our friendly and enthusiastic new librarian to Payson at the Monday, October 17, 2016, Library Friends of Payson meeting for the community.

We are pleased to have David Grasse’, a third-generation Arizonian and a graduate of the University of Arizona, present a program based on his book, A Killer is What They Needed.  His writing and lectures focus primarily on crime and punishment in the old Arizona Territory. Grasse’s book on the Bisbee massacre train robbery will be published in December 2016, and he is currently working on a manuscript about train robberies of the territorial period.

We are excited to hear his story of the “Shootout in Holbrook” between Commodore Perry Owens and the Blevins boys, one of the most daring and controversial events of the Pleasant Valley Feud.

David will be autographing and selling his book.  He is able to accept checks, cash, or credit cards.

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.  Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please call the library at 928-474-9260.



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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