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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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Two July reminders for Library Friends of Payson:

1. Wednesday, July 2, is Give Back Day at Chili’s. Eat at Chili’s from 11 a.m. to closing and Chili’s will donate 15% of the bill to Library Friends. All you have to do is present the coupon which you received last month, or you can pick some up at the library--one coupon per check. Last month, Chili’s donated $180 to Library Friends! Of course, this money goes directly to the library for books and special programs.

2. There will be no general meeting or program in July. Watch for the announcement of a special program in August.



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 July the Library Friends of Payson Bookstore will be featuring a 2 for the price of one special on all books in our politics, history, or biography sections.  This is a golden opportunity to stock up on summer reading at a great savings. While you’re at the Bookstore, pick up a favorite VCR tape on sale at 4 for $1.00.  We’ve recently had several large donations of videos in great condition, so hurry in for the best selection.

 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.


Payson Public Library WebSite




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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