Payson Public Library, 328 N. McLane Road. Payson, AZ

          Phone: (928) 474-9260             

Library Director: Emily Linkey 

Assistant Librarian: David Grassé

Click Here to Explore the History of the Payson Public Library


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.


LFOP Bookstore Open

10am – 2pm      Monday — Saturday

LFOP Booktore:  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.  

Stop by the Bookstore often to see what will be on sale!  The Bookstore offers treasures galore…books, music, movies, magazines, puzzles…we have them all, and more!  Check out this special for the month of April – all puzzles are buy one, get one (same or lesser value) free!


BECOME A Library Friends of Payson DONOR  2023     

The Library Friends of Payson is once again seeking support from our community to provide quality library services to Rim Country. Programs offered at the Payson Public Library are NOT funded by municipal tax dollars, which provide only for employee salaries, building maintenance, office and janitorial supplies, and utilities.
Funding for the many library programs we all enjoy is provided by the Library Friends of Payson, Inc., and is augmented by the Gila County Library District.
In the past fiscal year, the Library Friends provided approximately $37,000 toward the purchase of books, DVDs, audiobooks, and program funding.
We rely heavily upon your financial support for the continued success of our library. We hope you consider becoming a Donor this year.

Platinum ($1000+)           Gold ($500-$999)   

  Silver ($250-$499)           Bronze ($100-$249)

Please consider becoming a 2023 Donor so that we can continue to support the Payson Public Library.  Each Donor will receive the following benefits:

  • Prominent recognition in our newsletter, the Library Friends of Payson website, and Facebook page
  • A 1-year complimentary membership to the Library Friends of Payson along with a subscription to our “Among Friends” newsletter
  • Tax-deductible receipt provided

Thanks to each of these Donors for their financial support:

Platinum $1000+

Romaine Brophy

Karen Heinecke

Bill & Ellen Olsen

Gold $500 and above

Larry Stephenson and Carolyn Bates

Vee Jeanne

Wayne & Nancy Peterson

Silver $250 and above

Jerry & Diane Nash

Payson Concrete

Plant Fair Nursery

Mark Robinson

Wilde Wealth Management Group

James and Dolores Goughnour

Bronze $100 and above

Alice Natale

Jon and Pat Jonz

Denise Blanchette

Art & Chris Decker

Harper Law Office

Alice Natale

Kelly Riches

John Wurtzel


Karen Thornton


Donor packets are available at the Front Desk of the Payson Library.  All donations are tax deductible as a charitable donation. A receipt will be provided.

For further information, email us at library_friends@hotmail.com or call the Library at 928-472-9260.



The next LFOP General Meeting will be held Monday, June 19th,  2023.

The Library Friends of Payson presentation for the community, which is held in the expanded community room of the library, will begin at 10:00 a.m. with general announcements;  immediately following, the speaker will begin their presentation which ends at 11:30am. The public is invited to join us for the announcements and the presentation. If you have any questions, please call the library at 928-474-9260.

AMAZON SMILE Has Discontinued Their Contributions to Non-Profit Organizations

Effective February 2023 Amazon has discontinued their Amazon Smile program.  Our thanks to Amazon and to you for selecting Library Friends of Payson as your designated non-profit organization.  We appreciate your support through this program.  If Amazon offers a similar program in the future, we will let you know.


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Library Friends of Payson E-Mail Address:  library_friends@hotmail.com

If you have any questions or need additional information…

please call the Payson Public Library @ 928-474-9260