The Taste of Rim Contry
More on this great event
HERE from the Payson Roundup
See pictures of the event
HERE on YouTube
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
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.
During May the Library Friends of
Payson Bookstore will be featuring a 2 for the price of one special
on all hardback books. Stop by and stock up on your favorite author.
While you're there pick up a favorite VCR tape for 50 cents or
browse the bargain table in the lobby. All bargain table items
will be on sale for 25 cents.
As June approaches, parents and grandparents are concerned with
keeping children's reading skills active during the summer. The
Bookstore has a great selection of children's books to help promote
summer reading. They will all be on sale at two for the price of one
during May. This is a
great opportunity to keep children reading over summer break.
Every penny spent in the Library Friends of Payson Bookstore is
reinvested in the Payson Library to support the purchase of new
material and many special programs. Therefore, Bookstore customers
not only benefit from one of the best values to be found in Payson,
they also support an
important civic institution. Bookstore stock changes daily, so the
wise shopper visits frequently. The Bookstore is located to the
right of the circulation desk just inside the Payson Public Library,
328 N. McLane Road
Dear Library Friends: Library Friends of Payson
will host a Transition Town Payson presentation on May 20 at 10:30
a.m. in the Library meeting room. Speakers Monte McCord and Vee and
Dean Gooding will explain the “Transition Model,” emerging as a
grass-roots response to climate change, depletion of resources and
world-wide economic uncertainty.
The mission of Transition Town Payson is to encourage people to work
together to build an environmentally resilient Rim Country. TTP is
not a political, religious or exclusive organization. Rather, it
welcomes all people, affirms and assists already-existing local
efforts, businesses and organizations. It promotes net-working among
all of these groups in an effort to strengthen them and our local
community. TTP Motto is "Reduce-Reuse-Recycle," the three R's that
form the practical application of Transition values.
The Library Friends and Transition Town Payson extend a welcome to
all who would like to attend this free program. There will be a
short meeting at 10 a.m. reviewing Library and Library Friends
information. Light refreshments will be served. For further
information please contact the Library at (928) 474-9260. Linda