Monthly Meeting – 3rd Monday of each month

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.


Monday, November 18, 2019 – Delphia Strickland, is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator who has made Payson her home since 2012.  She holds licenses from both Arizona Game & Fish and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  She specializes in song birds and small mammals, and is also trained to help wading birds, water fowl and raptors.  She will share her knowledge of local wildlife, as well as letting us know when an animal should be rescued, and when it should be left alone.  Being the only licensed wildlife rehabilitator in Gila County and several surrounding counties, Delphia receives animals from all over Northern Arizona.  Recently, she was called to Tonto Natural Bridge to rescue a young raccoon.  Delphia’s presentation should be of interest to fifth grade and up homeschoolers, and to those who want to know more about the habits of our local and migrating birds and small mammals.  She will also let you know what to do if you encounter an injured animal.

Delphia says that being a rehabilitator is no easy task.  There are no vacations from helping wildlife in need.  Her non-profit organization, Arizona Wild Rescue, was created in August 2018, and receives no funding or support from the licensing agencies that govern the activities of rehabilitators.  Delphia says that her organization can always use donations of paper towels, so please feel free to bring some!


Meeting are held on the third Monday of each month, 

except July & December.  

Coming Up Next…..

There is no meeting in December, 2019.

Monday, January 20, 2019 – Cameron Mower, Associate Professor at GCC, returns to talk about birds of the Mogollon Rim.  In 2019 he shared his passion for native plants; this time he shares his interest in birds.

Monday, February 17, 2019 – Gail Kittleson, who lives in Pine part of the year, will talk about her historical fiction set in WWII.  She will bring books to sell and sign.


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