Diamond Bar Friends of the Library


May 2, 2012

Help a stray dog get adopted by reading library books!

Who can join? Girls and boys in grades K through 6.

How does the reading program work? When you read 16 hours, a stray dog will be groomed. Groomed dogs are more likely to be adopted so your reading will help to save an animal! Pick up a reading game at your local library and you will be given instructions on how to participate. When you complete 16 hours of reading, you will receive a certificate of completion.

When will the program take place? The program is on now until May 18, 2012.

Sponsored by the Los Angeles County Public Library Foundation and
Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation

There are many great programs offered free at the Diamond Bar Library through the month of May. Use the link http://www.colapublib.org/libs/diamondbar/ to access this information. One such program is Books and Barks on Saturday, May 5 where you can have your child practice their reading skills with Morgan & Smacky, our reading therapy dogs. This is for ages 5 and up, on a first come basis. Bring your own book or pick one here at the library. Each child will have the opportunity to read one book to Smacky or Morgan.

For more information on Diamond Bar Library programs use the link: http://www.colapublib.org/libs/diamondbar/
For more information on Friends of Diamond Bar Library use the link: www.dblibraryfriends.org/

Date-2012 Time Activity Location Remarks
Tuesday, May 22 7 p.m. Book Discussion Basically BOOKS The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
Saturday, June 2 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Buck-A-Bag Book Sale Basically BOOKS Interesting used books at great prices.
Tuesday, June 27 7 p.m. Book Discussion Basically BOOKS All the Flowers in Shanghai by Duncan Jepson

From the desk of Community Library Manager Jesse Lanz.....

Congratulations to the Friends of the Library on the excellent 19th Annual Wine Soiree and Benefit Auction! Once again, this year's Soiree was a truly first-rate event. We at the library would like to sincerely thank all of the many Friends who generously lent their time and talent to make the Wine Soiree possible, to the many volunteers who worked so hard to make the evening run smoothly, and to the entire Diamond Bar community for attending the event and having a terrific time while supporting the library.

It is a very exciting time for the Diamond Bar Library. The construction of the library space at the new City Hall and Library building is well under way. By the time you read this, the carpet will have been laid, the walls painted, and the ceiling finished, just in time for the first deliveries of shelving and furniture. The Reading Garden, which has been generously supported by the Friends of the Library, is also well under way. The 1977 art tile mural that graced the entrance of the current library building has been restored and is currently being reinstalled in that space. As this exciting progress continues, we are looking forward to our new, larger, beautiful library being open in late July.

Basically BOOKS

Come and visit Basically BOOKS at 23447 Golden Springs Road (near the intersection of Golden Springs and Diamond Bar Boulevard) where you will find many featured sales throughout the month. Look for our special monthly sales where you will find even deeper discounts on many interesting books. Basically BOOKS is open six days a week. The expanded business hours are Monday 10 am to 5 pm; Tuesday 10 am to 7 pm; Wednesday and Thursday 10 am to 5 pm; Friday 10 am to 7 pm; Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. We are closed on Sunday.

Manager Mary Hackett is planning the famous Buck-A-Big book sale on Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is always a great opportunity to purchase interesting books at rock bottom prices.

All proceeds from Basically BOOKS directly benefit the Diamond Bar Library. During the past twelve years, Basically BOOKS has more often than not been the only bookstore in Diamond Bar and has served the community as a resource for school, work and pleasure reading at exceptionally low prices.

Book discussions are held at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at Basically BOOKS. The May 22 book will be The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell. New members are always welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, please call Alice Moffitt at 909 396-9954 or email to BasicallyBOOKS @aol.com.

Volunteer Opportunity for You

Come join the Friends of the Diamond Bar Library in our bright, friendly used book store, BasicallyBOOKS, as we prepare to open a new store in the new Diamond Bar Library this summer! Volunteers greet customers and assist with book choices, keep store tidy, and generally enjoy the friendly atmosphere for a 3 to 4 hour shift every other week year round.
For more information, you may leave your contact information with the bookstore volunteer at Basically Books in person, call Basically BOOKS at (909)396-9954, or email us at BasicallyBOOKS@aol.com.

19th Annual Wine Soirée a great success!

The annual Friends of the Diamond Bar Library Wine Soirée was held on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at the Diamond Bar Center. This was again a festive and enjoyable afternoon but this year it was even more exciting as the new and improved Diamond Bar Library is scheduled to open soon after the Soirée and will also house another Basically BOOKS. With the support of the community through the Wine Soirée, the Friends recently donated $80,000 to partner with the County of Los Angeles and the City of Diamond Bar to make this new library a wonderful addition to Diamond Bar. Due to budget cuts in libraries, the Friends have given over $50,000 in 2011 for much-needed materials, programs, books, magazines, etc. that would not have been possible without the Wine Soirée and our non-profit bookstore, Basically BOOKS. Our chairs, Rick Rogers, Tony Torng and Rosette Clippinger, on behalf of the Soirée committee and the entire community thank everyone for their support of the Wine Soirée and the Diamond Bar Library.

Also special thanks to the Jerry Mead New World International Wine Competition, and the generous restaurant food hosts including Aljibani Halal Market, Boca ni Taco, Chili's Grill and Bar, Chipotle, Claro's Italian Restaurant, D'Antonio's Ristorante, Diamond Bar Golf Course Catering, Diamond Palace, Graber Olive House, House of Bread, Intiraymi Restaurant, It's A Grind, Julie's Café, Kyala Sushi & Japanese Cuisine, Mandarin Taste Restaurant, Mother's Market & Kitchen, Round Table Pizza, The Meat House and The Whole Enchilada.