The Friends of the Pima County Public Library celebrate and promote a literate community by supporting and funding enhanced library programs and services provided by the Pima County Public Library system.
Our mission is to:
Support the Library and promote literacy
Raise funds to enhance library services and programs
Encourage community involvement
Promote love of reading/love of learning
Re-circulate materials in an environmentally responsible way
The Friends was founded 50 years ago in 1968 by ten dedicated Library supporters with a goal of supporting and contributing to the Library in Tucson.
The Friends have grown to over 1500 members today contributing $260,000 to the Library annually ($2.3 million over the last 10 years) to support Library programs and services, promote literacy, learning, and community involvement for young and old alike through programs such as:
- Summer Reading Programs
- Southwest Literature Project
- Nuestras Raices
- Individual Branch Activities
- GED and Computer Classes
- GLBT author events
- First Grade Library Cards
- Teen Programs
The Friends of the Pima County Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit incorporated in Arizona. Our Board of Directors are committed to contributing to Library programs and services through our book sales and other fundraising activities.
Executive Director: Libby Stone
President: Maura Robinson
Vice-President: Priscilla Hudson
Treasurer: Rhonda Perez
Secretary: Sara Reker
Lynn Marie Mitchell
Past financial reports can be accessed for free on Guidestar here.