Diamond Bar Friends of the Library


May 1, 2019


I would like to start with a shout out to all the volunteers and community vendors who worked endlessly to make our annual Wine Soiree and Auction, held on April 14, at the Diamond Bar Center another epic event! Lights, Camera, Auction proved again what teamwork and dedication to a cause can accomplish. Everyone had a wonderful and fun evening and gave of themselves through their participation and donations. Thank you all.

As one event ends, many, many follow as we continue our work of funding literacy in Diamond Bar. On March 13, Diamond Bar Friends of the Library participated as the host of the Beer and Wine Garden at the annual City Birthday Party in Pantera Park, always a popular stop for a cold one! On May 18, we happily participated in the Diamond Bar Day of Service, joining various other volunteer organizations on city cleanup projects. Our booth for the event explained our work and our need for volunteers for various ongoing committees and both bookstores. May 23rd brought many of our Board members to the Ontario Conference Center to listen and learn from other California Friends groups at the annual Serving with a Purpose conference.

We will continue our every popular Summer Reading Program for children, teens and adults. This activity culminates with our month-long program, Read Together Diamond Bar, where everyone in the community is encouraged to read the same book and then participation in many activities offered to support literacy.

Please remember to help support our 2 local non-profit used book stores, Basically BOOKS, one located within our library and the second at 23447 Golden Springs. We have a wonderful selection of books and other treasures at rock-bottom prices. All proceeds directly benefit our Diamond Bar Library. Our monthly Buck-A-Bag Sales, held at our Golden Springs store, are highly successful and a great bargain, bring your own reusable (grocery size) bags and fill up for $1! Please check our website for event dates and times: www.dblibraryfriends.org

The list of activities managed by the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library continues to grow, please consider donating your time and talent. Our organization is a family all working for the same goal, improving and increasing library programs and services in Diamond Bar. Please contact our Membership Chair, Elaine Mickle at Elamickle@aol.com for more info. Board meetings are held monthly on the 2nd Saturday at the Diamond Bar Library, Windmill Room at 8:30 am, you are always welcome!


Basically BOOKS, the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library's two non-profit bookstores, are friendly places serving the community as a resource for school, work and pleasure reading at exceptionally low prices.

Thanks to our generous donors, we have hundreds of high quality books and other media for sale at very low prices.

Besides our regular store hours we have monthly buck-a-bag sidewalk sales held on the third Saturday of each month. There are even more great bargains to be found at the monthly sales. Visit us on June 15, July 20 and August 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. are the upcoming sidewalk sales for the next few months.

Both Basically BOOKS locations are having a food drive to feed homeless people in our communities. You can bring your donations to either book store during our regular hours. Some needed items are cup of noodles, top ramen, pudding cups, fruit cups, tuna & crackers, granola bars, cereal bars, Jell-O cups and a can opener. Thank you in advance for any donations you can make.

Bookstore Manager Peggy Murphy is actively looking for new volunteers to staff both locations at 23447 Golden Springs Road (near the intersection of Golden Springs and Diamond Bar Boulevard) and the bookstore at the Diamond Bar Library, 21800 Copley Drive (across from the AQMD Building).

All proceeds from both Basically BOOKS directly benefit the Diamond Bar Library. Gift certificates are available and make great birthday or special occasion gifts.


Membership news

Thank you to Lucille Daymon, Yolanda Taranto and Virginia Pranik for renewing their annual memberships.

Welcome to Patricia Wetzel who became a friend of the Diamond Bar Library at the Wine Soiree. !

The Diamond Bar Friends of the Library is a non-profit, all volunteer service group dedicated to support the Diamond Bar Library in improving literacy and encourage the love of reading. Through annual and life-time memberships you help in providing funding for our library to purchase books, media equipment and provide educational programs to the community.

Thank you all for your continuing support.



Did you know that Basically BOOKS offers some special books online? Interested? Here is how you do it.


If you use Amazon for your online shopping, please consider using "Amazon Smile." That's an Amazon program by which Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase amount to your designated charity.

It's easy to use - when you go online be sure to start at smile.amazon.com and then designate "Diamond Bar Friends of the Library" as your charitable organization. Amazon does the rest. Same great products, prices and services. AND, the Library benefits.

Diamond Bar Friends of Library website: www.dblibraryfriends.com

Diamond Bar Library website: LACountyLibrary.org

Basically BOOKS
23447 Golden Springs Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Diamond Bar Library and Basically BOOKS
21800 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Diamond Bar Center
1600 Grand Avenue
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Date 2019 Time Activity Location Remarks
Saturday, June 15 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. June Sidewalk Sale Basically BOOKS on Golden Springs Once-a-month opportunity to get great books and great bargains
Saturday, July 20 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. June Sidewalk Sale Basically BOOKS on Golden Springs Once-a-month opportunity to get great books and great bargains
Saturday, August 24 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. August Sidewalk Sale Basically BOOKS on Golden Springs Once-a-month opportunity to get great books and great bargains

The Diamond Bar Friends of the Library monthly Board Meeting is open to the public. The next meeting will be June 8, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. The meetings will be usually held on the second Saturday of the month.