Welcome to Friends of Prescott Public Library

Our mission is to enhance the library through fundraising, advocacy, and volunteerism

Each year the library staff provides the Board of the Friends wit a funding request.  These funds are used to cover costs of programs, supplies and other support, but not for staff salaries and benefits; those costs remain the responsibility of the City.  Through book sale and fundraising efforts, Friends of the Prescott Public Library provides approximately $120,000 annually to the library.

Prescott Public Library will reopen on Tuesday, May 26 at 10 a.m. with limited entry and services.

Library entry and services will be reevaluated frequentlyin light of COVID-19 concerns. Library hours are10 am -6pm Tuesday-Saturday. In order to comply with social distancing:Only 60 people will be allowed into the library at a given time. Visitorswill be limited to one hour to allow the maximum number of peopleto visit.In order to monitor the number of in the library, visitors must enter and exit through the Marina Street doorsThe South parking lot will be open, but please remember that entry will only be through the 1st floor, Marina Street doors.A reducednumber of computers will be available to allow for adequate social distancing. Computer sessions are limited to 60 minutesper patron, per day and are available on a first come, first served basis.Lounge chairs, study tables and study rooms will not be available atreopening. Meetings, programs and meeting room reservations will not be available until at least August 1.PRESCOTT PUBLIC LIBRARY215 E GOODWIN STPRESCOTT AZ 86303

Prescott Public Library 928.777.1500 www.prescottlibrary.infoWhen visiting the library,patrons are encouraged to follow the CDC and Yavapai County Community Health Services guidelines on how to protect yourself and others.Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when you go out in public. Whenever possible maintain a social distance of six feet.Sneeze guards will be at every service desk and library staff will wear gloves and masks.The library will make sanitizing wipes available in high-touch areas and staff will regularly clean frequently used surfaces. The library will continue a three-day quarantine of materials as they are returned to the library.Additional information:Thelibrary is unable to accept donations at this time.Holds placed on materials on May 26 or later must be picked up within ten days of notification.Materials checked out on May 19 or later will be due in the usual 3 weeks. Please contact the Ask a Librarian Desk at 928.777.1526 with any questions about your account.Library staff are deeply grateful for the ongoing support and cooperationof the community.With your help, the library will continue to expandservices in a safe and orderly manner in the coming weeks.Prescott Public Library brings you the discovery of ideas, the joy of reading and the power of information. Check the library's online events calendar at www.prescottlibrary.info, or call 928.777.1526 for more information.

We Need Your Support

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Our Impact

There are Friends of the library and then there are the Friends.  The Friends were organized to help a good library become even better. Since its founding in 1968, the Friends of the Prescott Public Library have raised enough money to enhance Prescott’s Living Room.  The Friends also accept and administer funds given to the benefit of the library. Membership dues, donations of books and magazines and contributions and bequests turn into counteless library services and Friends of the Prescott Public Library programs.  It’s magic.

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Dollars Raised
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Happy Volunteers
Books Sold
In Book Sales

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Board of Directors

William Arnold – President

Janet Steven – Vice President

OPEN – Secretary

John Boegner – Treasurer

Cathy Cowen

Cynthia DeGeorge

Marion Johnston

Deb McCasland

Layne Middleton

Beth Staub

Janet Steven

Shawn Trobia


Please contact Bill at williamarnol@gmail.com to join our team! The Secretary position is waiting for YOU!