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

For immediate release February 2021
For more information call:  Kathleen Newe 909 629-2711
Look for us on Facebook under Diamond Bar Friends of the Library and Basically Books
Website: www.dblibraryfriends.org

Virtual Wine Soirée Event 2021—Heard It Through the Grapevine

            Now that we all have had a year to practice learning ZOOM (whether we want to or not!), the Friends of the Diamond Bar Library is excited to invite you to our first ever Virtual Wine Soirée, “Heard It Through the Grapevine.” Of course, we will miss seeing you all at our 28th annual Wine Soirée that would have been held on Sunday, April 26 and hope to be able to do that again in 2022.  In fact, we already have Sunday, April 10, 2022 scheduled at the Diamond Bar Center.

Please join us with your family and friends on Sunday, May 16 from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

As with our other Wine Soirées, there will be great prizes to bid on at our famous silent and book auctions. Every ticket purchased will include an entry into our opportunity drawing and a link to join the virtual event a week prior. Additional opportunity drawing tickets are also available for purchase.

You can raise a glass of your favorite beverage from your home while listening to an interesting wine talk.  As always, all proceeds from the Virtual Wine Soirée will benefit the Diamond Bar Library.

BasicallyBOOKS is closing, but stay tuned!

Our bookstore BasicallyBOOKS will close at 23447 Golden Springs Drive effective 1/11/2021. When the COVID19 pandemic has passed, watch for us to reopen at a new location in Diamond Bar (to be announced). We look forward to again welcoming our customers at that time.

FROM THE BOOK NOOK

We are always sharing book ideas and thought you might like to see some of these.  Since March we have all probably doubled our reading and most have been enjoyable, educational or just fun.  Most of these books are available from the Diamond Bar Library and many can be found at BasicallyBOOKS.  You can’t beat the price:  the library is free and BasicallyBOOKS prices are rock-bottom.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU….

·       Have you found a special book during your visits to Basically BOOKS?

·       How long have you been going to Basically BOOKS?

·       Do you belong to a book group?  What are you reading in your group?

·       How is that going for you during the pandemic?

·       Tell us your experiences at Basically BOOKS through the last 20 years.

·       Don’t forget that if you can’t find books at the Diamond Bar Library or BasicallyBOOKS, you can order from Amazon through Amazon Smile and name Diamond Bar Friends of the Library as your charity of choice.  We then get a very small percentage of each sale.  Keep that in mind as you order holiday gifts.

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
By Membership Chair Elaine Mickle

Your donations support the Diamond Bar Library and the services they provide during the pandemic. The Diamond Bar Library continues to be resource for our community.  Although closed to onsite patrons, the library continues to provide virtual educational programs and provides curbside pickup for book loans.

The Friends have transitioned from a membership program to an annual giving program. Our new annual giving levels are as follows:

Bonsai level: $15 or under

Elderberry level: $16 – $25 donation

Cherry level: $26 – $50 donation

Willow level: $51 – $100 donation

Oak level: $101 – $250 donation

Sycamore level: $251 – $499 Sycamore donation

Cottonwood level: $500+ donation

Redwood level: $1,000+

Gingko level (meaning long life): A donation of $250 or greater qualifies the donor as a Lifetime Friend of the Library. Lifetime friends receive recognition in our annual Wine Soiree program and in our Friends of the Library display at the Diamond Bar Library.

Through your donation, you become a Friend of the Diamond Bar Library.

Mail donations to: 

 Diamond Bar Friends of the Library
23535 Palomino Drive
Diamond Bar, CA   91765

Become a friend today and stay a friend tomorrow
Donate here: https://dblibraryfriends.org/donate/

BasicallyBOOKS is closing, but stay tuned!

Our bookstore BasicallyBOOKS will close at 23447 Golden Springs Drive effective 1/11/2021. When the COVID19 pandemic has passed, watch for us to reopen at a new location in Diamond Bar (to be announced). We look forward to again welcoming our customers at that time.

Make a Donation via credit card.