Phone: (928) 474-9260 Fax: (928) 474-2679
Library Director: Emily Linkey
Assistant Librarian: David Grassé
OUR MISSION: The Library Friends of Payson, Inc. is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable 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 of Payson was established as a grassroots effort to support the growing Payson Public Library.
We have evolved from just providing books — we now provide funds to purchase computers and other needed supplies and equipment and support Library programs that would not otherwise be covered in the Town of Payson or the Gila County library budgets.
HOMEBOUND PROGRAM: We offer free Library services for homebound individuals.
LFOP BOOKSTORE: We maintain the LFOP Bookstore which is located inside the Payson Public Library. Staffing is provided entirely by volunteers. We also offer antique and vintage books for sale on Amazon and AbeBooks.
SPEAKERS AT GENERAL MEETINGS: General Meetings are held every third Monday of the month (no meetings in July or December). These meetings are open to the general public free of charge. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Monday, May 2015, 2019 – Sylvia Lee, volunteer historian at Boyce-Thompson Arboretum (BTA) in Superior, will share her passion for its history. After retirement, Sylvia sought volunteer work and began at BTA pulling weeds and plucking dead branches from shrubs. Soon, she began asking questions about the history of the arboretum—inquiry that resulted in a book about BTA which is expected to be published later this spring.
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.; the program begins at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to both the business meeting and the free one-hour program. If you have any questions, please call the library at 928-474-9260.
SIGN UP FOR AMAZON SMILE & LIBRARY FRIENDS OF PAYSON EARNS MONEY:
- AmazonSmile is a program that donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice….in this case, we hope you choose Library Friends of Payson.
- All you need to do is start your shopping at smile.amazon.com…..then simply select Library Friends of Payson. The donation will be made at no extra cost to you.
- Though 0.5% is not a large donation and it isn’t intended to replace your regular charitable activities, AmazonSmile is still a great way to take advantage of a service you’re using anyways. Once you’ve selected Library Friends of Payson, AmazonSmile remembers your selected choice every time you log in.
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Library Friends of Payson E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions or need additional information…
please call the Payson Public Library @ 928-474-9260