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Basically BOOKS

A non-profit used bookstore
Proceeds benefitting the
Diamond Bar Library

23447 Golden Springs Dr.
Diamond Bar
(909) 396-9954
21800 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar

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21800 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar
CA 91765

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The Diamond Bar Friends of the Library is a non-profit, all-volunteer community service group dedicated to supporting the Diamond Bar Library, improving literacy and encouraging the love of reading. The Friends are a California registered non-profit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

To support the Library, the Friends operate BasicallyBOOKS, a most unique bookstore at two locations: 23447 Golden Springs Drive, Diamond Bar, and at the Diamond Bar Library, 21800 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar. This store is staffed exclusively by volunteers and all of our gently used books are donated by generous individuals in our community. Please stop by BasicallyBOOKS, you will be surprised by what you will find, and you will be supporting your local library.

Each year in April, the Friends produce the popular Annual Wine Soirée and Benefit Auction, Diamond Bar's premier social event, to raise money for the library. From these proceeds, the Friends purchase books, periodicals, videos, and audio resources for the library, underwrite all children's summer reading programs, sponsor special programs for children, teens and adults, sponsor special programs that encourage literacy, and host Read Together Diamond Bar. Be sure to join us at this fun event!

We are a dynamic group of volunteers. We have projects and activities all year long and we welcome new members and volunteers. Please contact us to participate!

Friends News and Events

Read Together Diamond Bar is BACK! Don't Miss These Exciting Events!

Read Together is Diamond Bar's community-wide reading event which is being held the entire month of October with special events and programming at the Diamond Bar Library and the Windmill Community Room.

This year, our reading and activities will feature the book "Rise of the Rocket Girls" by Nathalia Holt. This is a true account of the women who propelled us from missiles to the moon and to Mars. There will be activities for children, teens, and adults throughout the month featuring science topics such as space exploration, rockets, robots, and astronomy.

Our featured speaker is Dr. Adans Ko, a Mission Operations Assurance Manager at JPL. He will talk about the "Story of Voyager - NASA's Longest Journey into the Deep Space" on Saturday, October 28th from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Windmill Room. Come and meet a real-life scientist making "out-of-this-world" ideas real and possible. Bring your questions and curiosity!

The Annual Essay Contest "How A Book Changed My Life" for students ages 13-18 will feature three winners this year. Please go to the Library for contest details and entry forms.

There are numerous activities throughout the month, please go to the Library's website for a detail listing of all the fun events. Be sure to join us in October and be part of the Diamond Bar community of learners and readers.

Please join us to celebrate the 40th Anniversary - October 7th, 2-4 p.m.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Friends supporting the Diamond Bar Library, and we're celebrating this significant milestone with a birthday party. We will have special music of the 70's, a photo booth, interactive events, historical photos, and of course, a birthday cake. Please mark your calendars and join us at the Windmill Community Room on Saturday, October 7th, from 2-4 p.m. Everyone is invited.

First ever, "Gently Used" Purse Sale

The Friends announce the introduction of a new, innovative way to help you clean out your closet and help us raise money for the Library. On Saturday, November 4th, the Friends will be hosting the first ever, "Gently Used" Purse Sale, at the Windmill Room of the library.

Friends Vice President Susan Pantages asks everyone to please look through your closets and consider donating your new or gently used purses now in support of this event. The goal is to have 500 purses available at the sale.

Drop off locations include the Diamond Bar Library at 21800 Copley Drive, BasicallyBOOKS at 23447 Golden Springs Drive, Fitness Advantage at 1200 S. Diamond Bar Blvd, and Where! Hair Salon at 567 Mountain in Upland.

Thanks for your support and see you at the sale.

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