Our hours & location
We’re open from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, Monday – Saturday; closed Sundays. We’re located at 1595 Johnson Drive in Pinetop-Lakeside, at the intersection of Highway 260 and Woodland Rd. (across from WME Village 8 Theatre).
First founded in 1930 as Lakeside Public Library, Pinetop-Lakeside Public Library is now a department of the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside and has a staff of seven full- and part-time employees. The library is housed in the beautiful 5,760 sq. ft. Larson Memorial Building. You can read about our rich history here.
The communities of Lakeside and Pinetop incorporated as Pinetop-Lakeside in 1984. At an elevation of 6,900 feet, Pinetop-Lakeside is known for its tourism and recreational activities, as well as its clean air and proximity to the world’s largest stand of Ponderosa pine trees.
As a department of the Town of Pinetop-Lakeside, we’re funded through the Town’s General Fund, which is generated through a local sales tax of 2.5%. The FY16 library budget is $259,478. The 501(c)(3) Friends of Pinetop-Lakeside Library also provides financial support beyond our tax-funded budget.
We’re a member of Navajo County Library District (NCLD), which is comprised of 12 public, community, and tribal libraries in Navajo County. Among many benefits, membership in NCLD allows each library to leverage the other libraries collections for the benefit of everyone. NCLD also provides rotating collections of materials to member libraries, which allows us to provide access to even more items.
NCLD’s mission is to aid and improve the services, materials, and technology provided by the member public libraries in the County to make people’s lives better. NCLD is funded as a special taxing district and has a property tax rate of .1000 per hundred. The FY16 NCLD budget is $599,145. The County Librarian is Geneva Durkee (928-524-4745).
We’re committed to providing quality and effective public education for all residents. In fact, we’ve undertaken several recent initiatives to benchmark our library with other libraries across the nation, including the national Impact Survey in November 2013 and again in October 2014 (see the 2014 Comprehensive Report [PDF, 1 MB] and the 2013 Comprehensive Report [PDF, 2 MB] for details) and the Edge Initiative in June 2014 (see the resulting Edge Action Plan [PDF, 30 kB] for more details). As an Edge Library, we’re working to create an even greater impact on our community by connecting our educational services to community priorities, making strategic decisions and identifying areas for improvement.
Technology Plan FY15 (PDF, 437 kB)
FY14 Annual Report (PDF, 2 MB)
FY13 Annual Report (PDF, 1 MB)