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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


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


Our History


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: Sara Reker
Treasurer: Rhonda Perez
Secretary: Linda Zveitel

Ned Garn
Obdulia Gonzalez
Michael Harris
Michael Lautenslager
Glenda Leader
Phyllis Newton

Lynn Marie Mitchell
Bob Seaberg
Linda Zveitel
Scott Lukomski


Past financial reports can be accessed for free on Guidestar here.