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

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

Four Seasons July Book Discussion

Join the Friends for our summer Read Together Book Group on Saturday, July 27 at 11 a.m. at the Diamond Bar Library Windmill Room.  The recommended book is LA. Weather by Maria Amparo Escandon.  This book is part of the new Los Angeles County Library One Book One County program, a reading initiative for Summer 2024 that celebrates collaboration, education, and conversation across our county and emphasizes the power of connected libraries to create connected communities.  All 9.8 million County residents are invited to read one book together, with supportive programming provided by a network of partnered LA County library jurisdictions. Published in 2022, L.A. Weather is a New York Times bestseller that follows the Mexican-American Alvarado family during a year in Los Angeles “as they wrestle with impending evacuations, secrets, deception, and betrayal, and their toughest decision yet:  whether to stick together or burn it all down.”  Many copies of the book will be available to borrow from the Diamond Bar Library.


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.


The RTDB Friends’ committee and the Diamond Bar Library planned a month of literary festivities around the 2024 book picks from April 3 to April 27. You can discover many interesting upcoming activities for adults, teens, and children at the Diamond Bar Library here:

The closing event was Saturday, April 27 
where we presented awards to the three teen authors of “How a Book Changed My Life Student Essay Contest” and where author Jessica Kim spoke about her life and her inspiration for Stand Up, Yumi Chung!

For more information on the essay contest, go here. 

For more information on Read Together Diamond Bar, click here: RTDB

We had a great turn out!

Author Jessica Kim talks about her upbringing

Jessica talks about her inspiration for “Stand Up Yumi Chung!”

Author Jessica Kim congratulates the essay contest winners Sydney Applebaum (third from the right), Lilia Dahhak (second from the right), and Luz Gaspar-Lopez (far right.)

The essay contest winners with members of Diamond Bar’s AAUW (American Association of University Women.) The essay contest winners are Sydney Applebaum (4th from the left), Lilia Dahhak (6th from the left), and Luz Gaspar-Lopez (5th from the right.)

Go here to read the winning essays.

 In Memory of Eileen Ansari

The Diamond Bar Friends of the Library sadly lost a longtime member and dear friend when Eileen Ansari passed away on March 13, 2024.  Eileen was a former Diamond Bar resident, community volunteer, and civic leader who served as Diamond Bar Mayor and as City Council member. Mrs. Eileen Ansari was very dedicated to supporting our library and was a very enthusiastic patron of the Annual Wine Soiree & Benefit Auction. Eileen will always be remembered fondly for her generosity and the fun that she brought to many Friends’ events.  Her generosity continued in spirit after her passing, as her family requested that donations be made to the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library in lieu of flowers in her memory.  The Friends gratefully thanks Eileen’s family and friends for their support.

Eileen Ansari

Join us for our first Brushes N’ Vino Paint Party!

Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, May 13th.

On Sunday, May 19 from 1-4 PM we are holding a Brushes N’ Vino Paint Party at the Heritage Park Community Center! For $50 you get 2 glasses of wine, a commemorative wine glass, and your painting on canvas. Tickets are available at the Friends’ bookstore inside the Diamond Bar Library or by calling Susan Pantages at 951-318-3340 or Rosette Clippinger at 909-525-8828. Event for adults only. Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, May 13th. 

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!

**May special**

*All female authors are 50% off

*Specially selected cookbooks are 4 for $1

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.

“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

  • Brushes N’ Vino Paint Party: Sunday, May 19 from 1-4 PM at the Heritage Park Community Center
  • Four Seasons Book Discussion Saturday, July 27 at 11 AM inside the Diamond Bar Library Windmill Room
  • 30th Annual Wine Soiree & Benefit Auction: Sunday, October 6 from 4-7 at the Diamond Bar Library

Make a Donation via credit card.