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.

We are a dynamic group of volunteers. We have projects and activities all year long, so please contact us to participate!

News and Events

Diamond Bar Friends of the Library
23535 Palomino Drive No. 232
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

June 2024
Look for us on Facebook under Diamond Bar Friends of the Library and Diamond Bar Friends of the Library Bookstore

Four Seasons Summer Book Club

Join the Friends for our summer book discussion on Saturday, July 27 at 11 AM inside the Diamond Bar Library Windmill Room. The featured book is L.A. Weather by Maria Amparo Escandon. This book is part of the new Los Angeles County Library One Book, One County program, a reading initiative that celebrates collaboration, education, and conversation across our county where all LA County residents are invited to read one book together. Published in 2022, L.A. Weather is a New York Times bestseller that follows the Mexican-American Alvarado family during a year in LA “as they wrestle with impending evacuations, secrets, deception, and betrayal, and their toughest decision yet: whether to stick together or burn it all down.” Copies of the book will be available to borrow from the Diamond Bar Library.

Save the Date: Help us close out One Book, One County with a special celebration on July 27 at 5 PM at Gloria Molina Grand Park, featuring a musical performance from Banda Las Angelinas, resources, activities, and a special author talk with María Amparo Escandón.

 

Save the Date for the 2024 Wine Soiree!

Mark your calendars for the 30th Annual Wine Soiree on Sunday, October 6, 2024 for our second year at the Diamond Bar Library. Tickets are $75 and include a commemorative wine glass. For more event information go here: Wine Soiree

Click here to purchase a program ad and here to donate an auction item.

Four Seasons Fall & Winter Book Club

Four Seasons Fall Book Club
Saturday, November 16, 2024
11 AM Diamond Bar Library Windmill Room
Featured book: The Women by Kristen Hannah
We will celebrate the women and men of our armed forces with this powerful novel set around the women during the Vietnam war.

 

Four Seasons Winter Book Club
Saturday, January 11, 2025
11 AM Diamond Bar Library Windmill Room
Featured book: James by Percival Everett
Selected as one of the top 10 reads of 2024. An enthralling and ferociously funny reimaginination of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, told from the perspective of the enslaved Jim.

 

Brushes N’ Vino Paint Party!

 

Thank you to everyone who came out to our first Brushes N’ Vino event on May 19! We had a fabulous time painting and sipping wine with good friends.




 

Friends of the Library Bookstore News

by Rosette Clippinger, Bookstore Manager

Spring has Sprung!
The winner of the bookstore Spring Opportunity basket is Abelardo Delgado.

Visit our bookstore and look for the upcoming summer basket!


**June special**

*All male authors with last names A-L are 50% off. Hardcovers and softcovers (trade books) are $1 each, and paperbacks are 2 for $1, or 50 cents each.

*Children’s small board books are 2 for $1 (unless otherwise marked.)

Come check out our expanded $2-a-bag book section! You can fill up a bag of books for just $2.

We also have specially priced book sets at the bookstore that make great gifts or collectors’ items.

Each book and item sold in the bookstore supports the Diamond Bar Library to enlarge their reading and media collections.

Look for the Opportunity Basket in the Bookstore made by Friends’ board member MaryKay Nichols. Each customer is entitled to one free ticket per transaction. The winner will be selected on July 9th.

“A true friend is like a good book; the inside is better than the cover”-Anonymous

Bookstore hours are:
Monday-Saturday  11 am – 5 pm


Bookstore Donation Guidelines

While we appreciate the generous donations given to us by community members, we request that you follow the below guidelines before donating to be considerate of our volunteers’ time spent sorting donations.

We are looking for new or gently used books in almost new to fair condition.

We don’t accept:

-Outdated (10+ years)  travel guides and non-fiction reference books
-Computer books and textbooks
-VHS and cassette tapes
-Magazines and encyclopedias
-Torn, yellow, bug-infested, and water damaged books

Book donations may be dropped off anytime during library business hours. For more information, go here: Diamond Bar Library

Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Library Bookstore

Upcoming Events

  • Four Seasons Summer Book Club Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 11 AM inside the Diamond Bar Library Windmill Room.
    Featured book: L.A. Weather by Maria Amparo Escandon
  • Four Seasons Fall Book Club Saturday, November 16, 2024 at 11 AM inside the Diamond Bar Library Windmill Room.
    Featured book: The Women by Kristin Hannah
  • Four Seasons Winter Book Club Saturday, January 11, 2025 at 11 AM inside the Diamond Bar Library Windmill Room.
    Featured book: James by Percival Everett
  • 30th Annual Wine Soiree & Benefit Auction: Sunday, October 6 from 4-7 PM at the Diamond Bar Library

Make a Donation via credit card.