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 and we welcome new members and volunteers. Please contact us to participate!

News and Events

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

May 2023

For immediate release
For more information call: Kathleen Newe 909-629-2711
Look for us on Facebook under Diamond Bar Friends of the Library


CELEBRATE AT THE Diamond Bar Library

Friends of the Diamond Bar Library Invite you to the 29th annual Wine Soirée

Our famous Wine Soirée is coming back! Please see the invitation below and mark your calendars for Sunday, August 6, 2023, from 4 to  7 pm. Since 1994 the Friends have supported the Diamond Library  with this unique fundraiser. It is always a great event for the community to gather for anafternoon and also support literacy.

There will be Stella Artois Lager beer tasting and a wide assortment of wines to taste, delicious food tasting by local restaurants such as Basil & Co.,  Encore Teppan, Fusion 2 Any 1, Nini Bakery and Roundtable Pizza. Miss Diamond Bar and her Court will again be there greeting guests and helping sell the raffle tickets as they have every year since 1994. John Jewell will supply lively and entertaining music to accompany all the festivities.

Join us to celebrate at the Diamond Bar Library and enjoy an afternoon of community celebration of literacy with music, silence, live and book auctions, and raffle. With each ticket, you will receive a souvenir wine glass. Tickets are available here:

Sunday, August 6, 2023
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
21800 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765
(Note location change)

All proceeds directly benefit the Diamond Bar Library
Tickets are $75 each
Must be age 21 or older to attend
                             Reserve early—tickets are limited                              

For more information  call 909 629-2711

Diamond Bar Friends of the Library named 2023 Nonprofit of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Assemblymember Lisa Calderon of the 56th District of California has selected the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library as the 2023 Nonprofit of the Year! The Friends board is grateful for the recognition of the work the organization has put in over the past year to support the Diamond Bar Library and promote literacy in the community.

Summer volunteer opportunities at the Diamond Bar Library

For ages 14 to 17—Teens, do you want a fun and challenging summer? You can earn community service hours and help with the Summer Discovery Program at Diamond Bar Library during June 1-August 12, 2023. Your duties will include signing up children for the program, passing out prizes, and assisting with special programs. Please pick up an application form at the Diamond Bar Library and turn it in by Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

Friends of the Library Bookstore News

by Elaine Mickle, Bookstore Manager

Look for the free Opportunity Basket in the Bookstore made by Friends’ board member MaryKay Nichols. Each customer is entitled for one free ticket per transaction.


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

“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

Thank you for supporting the Friends of the Library Bookstore



Do you have books that you are reading that you would like to share? We would love to hear from you for our upcoming e-newsletters.

From Cynthia Yu, Interim Community Library Manager

A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat

This is a graphic memoir based on bestselling author and Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat’s middle school years and the trip to Europe that changed his life. The story was humorous, heartwarming, and relatable. Middle grade graphic novel fans will surely love it! I’ve been a huge fan of Dan Santa’s for years and am very excited that he will visit Diamond Bar Library on Saturday, June 3, 2-3pm. Dan will talk about A First Time for Everything, answer questions, and have a signing line. Please visit for more information.

From: Janet Ramirez-Manchan, Teen Services Librarian

Rubi Ramos’s Recipe for Success by Jessica Parra 

This debut novel tells the story of seventeen-year-old Rubi Ramos, who is trying to juggle her grades, a budding romance, and her passion for baking, all while striving for the future her immigrant parents worked so hard for. Rubi finds herself falling short of their expectations when she is waitlisted for the university, they want her to attend. When she decides to lie to her parents and find a way off the waitlist, she must decide what she wants to do with her life. This joyful and heartwarming coming of age tale has been named a Most Anticipated YA by Goodreads.

From: Dana Cox

A fun read for me this month is The Wicked Sister, a novel by Karen Dionne,  This is a startling novel of psychological suspense in which two generations of sisters try to unravel the tangled relationships between nature and nurture, guilt and betrayal, love and evil.

From:  Kathleen Newe

The Cave and the Cathedral by Amir D, Aczel

Unfolding like an Indiana Jones adventure, this book explores what the ancient art found in underground caves means to us. They stretch across stone walls found in almost inaccessible underground caverns. In drawing after drawing in prehistoric caves in France and Spain that date from the Ice Age, horses, bison, bulls, and other animals—often painted in brilliant oranges, blacks, browns, and yellows—stare out into darkness, as fresh and striking today as they were when they were created, some as far back as 30,000 years ago.

From:  Nancy Lyons

The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

Hedy Lamarr was a stunning beauty, and she also possessed a stunning mind. Fleeing World War II, she escaped to Hollywood and became a famous movie star. She was also a scientist and knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis…if anyone would listen to her.

Whether you are interested in Old Hollywood or World War II, there is much to learn and enjoy here.

From: Reading Between the Lines Book Group

Vicki Hoffner chose The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner for the May 22 meeting. It is a historical murder suspense set in eighteenth century London and also in the present day.

From: Diamond Bar-Walnut AAUW Book Group

The May pick is The Narrowboat Summer by Anne Youngson

“Lovely…Another heartening story about the possibility of striking out in a new direction at any age. It is also a soothing read, especially welcome in these anxious times.” ―Christian Science Monitor)
From the author of Meet Me at the Museum, a charming novel of second chances, about three women, one dog, and the narrowboat that brings them together.

to our library friends for their donations for the support of the 2022 Library Programs.

In 2021 over $29,000 was donated by the Friends to the Diamond Bar Library for needed programs and materials for adults, teens and children. For 2022 the Friends have promised at least $43,000 to the Diamond Bar Library.




Checks can also be made out to “Diamond Bar Friends of the Library” and mailed to: Diamond Bar Friends of the Library
23535 Palomino Drive #232   Diamond Bar, Ca. 91765

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

-Nelson Henderson

Diamond Bar Friends of Library website:  https.//

Diamond Bar Library website:

Diamond Bar Library
21800 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Diamond Bar Center
1600 Grand Avenue
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
The Diamond Bar Friends of the Library monthly board meeting is open to the public.

The meetings are usually held on the second Saturday of the month starting at 8:30 a.m. Some meetings will remain on zoom, and some will be held live at the Diamond Bar Library Windmill Room.

Date Event Notes
Ongoing Diamond Bar Friends’ non-profit bookstore at the Diamond Bar Library We are now open six days a week with an all-volunteer staff.
Saturday, July 22,2023 11 a.m. Four Seasons Book Group
Summer meeting
Diamond Bar Library
Windmill Room
Sunday, August 6, 2023 29th annual Wine Soirée

Celebrate at the Diamond Bar Library!

Diamond Bar Library
Tickets $75
4 to 7 pm
October 2023 READ TOGETHER DIAMOND BAR Our month-long celebration of community and reading. What book would you like to read together?

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