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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.


Special Presentation for the Community by Library Friends of Payson, Saturday, May 2nd, 2:00-4:00 pm

On Saturday, May 2nd,  the Library Friends of Payson are pleased to have Marshall Trimble, Arizona State Historian, play his guitar, sing and share stories about why Arizona is so special. Mr. Trimble has been called the Will Rogers of Arizona. This 1961 graduate of Arizona State University appears frequently on radio and television as a goodwill ambassador for the state. He also created  the Arizona history course at Scottsdale Community College, where he taught  for forty years and was director of Southwest Studies.

Mr. Trimble will have his book on AZ history and his new book, AZ Outlaws and Lawmen,  available for signing and purchase (cash only).

Come and be entertained and informed by our state historian.  Arrive early to get the best seats.

This special Library Friends of Payson presentation for the community, which is held in the library meeting room, begins at 2:00 pm.  The public is invited to the free two  hour program. Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please call the library at 928- 474-9260.


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Library Friends Newsletters

Among Friends Mar-April 2015

Bookstore Newsletter - April 2015



A Taste of Rim Country

Video of A Taste of Rim Country is on You Tube.


Library Friends BookStore

During April the Library Friends of Payson Bookstore is offering a 2 for the price of 1 special on books in our Politics, History and Biography sections. Hurry in for the best selection. As always, the second item must be of equal or lesser value than the first.

Also while you are in the library, dont forget to check out our 50 cent table and free shelves out in the hallway. Its a great way to pick up an interesting book for next to nothing, or actually nothing!

Bookstore stock changes rapidly. Therefore, the wise shopper stops by frequently.

Bookstore volunteers are always happy to help you, and all proceeds directly support the library. The LFOP Bookstore is located to the right of the circulation desk just inside the Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road.



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


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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.



New Year's Day -- Thursday, January 1
Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- Monday, January 19
President's Day -- Monday, February 16
Memorial Day -- Monday, May 25
Independence Day -- Friday, July 3
Labor Day -- Monday, September 7
Veteran's Day -- Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving -- Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving -- Friday, November 27
Christmas -- Friday, December 25


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If you have any questions or need additional information...

Please call the library @ 9284749260
and ask for the  "Bookstore"

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