Diamond Bar Friends of the Library


September 1, 2019


The deadline is fast approaching for students ages 13-18 to send their entries to our annual essay contest: "How a Book Changed My Life." It must be 1,000 words or less and mailed or dropped off at the Diamond Bar Library by Saturday, October 5, 2019. Please see the entry form attached to this e-newsletter as the completed form must accompany all essay submissions. Three $300 scholarships will be presented on Saturday, October 26 at 2 p.m. during the special afternoon with An Na, author of A Step from Heaven. You can also check out: http:4la.com/1TMW88 for essay flyer/application.

There will be several exciting milestones coming this fall for the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library.


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. We have a large and interesting selection of foreign language books including Chinese and Korean. Stop by and check it out.

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 September 21, October 19 and November 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the upcoming sidewalk sales for 2019.

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 Linette Velker for renewing her annual membership.

Consider a donation of $150.00 to the Friends of the Library. This donation gives you a lifetime membership in an organization that supports a valuable community service our Diamond Bar Library provides. It is not only a place to house books but offers a wide range services to our community as well as a gathering place for our community to meet. All donations are used to help maintain one of the premier libraries in LA County.

You can pick up membership envelopes at our Basically Books Bookstores, at the Diamond Bar Library or become a member through our website. Become a Friend! And stay a Friend of the Diamond Bar Library!

Visit our website www.dblibraryfriends.org

Thank you all for your continuing support.


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, September 21 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. September Sidewalk Sale Basically BOOKS on Golden Springs Once-a-month opportunity to get great books and great bargains
Sunday, September 22 All week Banned Books Week   A celebration of all banned or challenger books begins on September 22, so pick up a banned book in support of literary freedom.
Thursday, September 26   Annual Librarian Appreciation Luncheon    
From October 1 to October 26 All month Read Together Diamond Bar Read Together Diamond Bar is a month-long celebration of community and literacy. There are many exciting, educational and fun events planned. Check out LACountyLibrary.org for continuing updates.  
Saturday, October 5   How a Book Changed My Life Student Essay Contest deadline Diamond Bar Library  
Saturday, October 19 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. October Sidewalk Sales Basically BOOKS on Golden Springs Once-a-month opportunity to get great books and great bargains
Saturday, October 26 2:00 p.m. Closing event for RTDB 2019 Diamond Bar Library Winners will be announced during special event with An Na, author of A Step from Heaven
Saturday, November 16 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Twentieth Anniversary Celebration for Basically BOOKS Basically BOOKS on Golden Springs Celebrate with us for 20 years of Basically BOOKS in Diamond Bar!
Saturday, November 16 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Last Sidewalk Sale for 2019 Basically BOOKS on Golden Springs Great time to pick up Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers.
Sunday, April 26, 2020 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 27th annual Wine Soirée Diamond Bar Center The best party in Diamond Bar!

The Diamond Bar Friends of the Library monthly board meeting is open to the public.

The meetings will be usually held on the second Saturday of the month.

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