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Tucson, AZ 85716

About Us

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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 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
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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 1200 members today contributing $240,000 to the Library annually ($4 million since 1999) 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
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Teens attended Apothecary Camp


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: Bob Seaberg
  • Vice-President: Peter Weller
  • Treasurer: Cheryl Gifford
  • Secretary: Becky Hull

Julie Doll

Cheryl Gifford

Linda Heisley

Becky Hull

Glenda Leader

Penny Moreno

Susannah Myerson

David Puglisi

Bob Seaberg

Pamela Schuster

Peter Weller

Past financial reports can be accessed for free on Guidestar.