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
Please Join Us for A Virtual Wine Soirée!
Gary Eberle will be sharing Eberle’s history and tasting the 2019 Eberle Estate Chardonnay, 2019 Eberle Estate Muscat Canelli, and the 2017 Eberle Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. We have created a special tasting package just for the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library!
Diamond Bar Special Package $58.80*
(Includes 1 bottle of the 2019 Eberle Estate Chardonnay, 2019 Eberle Estate Muscat Canelli, and 2017 Eberle Estate Cabernet Sauvignon)
*Price does not include shipping or tax, regular retail is $98
When: October 24th a 2:00 pm PST
A Zoom link invite will be sent prior to the event for those who RSVP!
Discount only applies to wine products. While supplies last. If we run out of a specific vintage we will fill in with the next vintage. This special offer cannot be combined with other promotions and cannot count as your club shipment. Flat rate shipping excludes Hawaii & Alaska or any prohibited states. If you have any questions regarding shipping please visit our website (http://www.eberlewinery.com/shipping/). Excludes overnight and 2-day shipping. All orders will ship as received, weather permitted.
BasicallyBOOKS has Reopened!
We are extremely happy and excited to announce that our bookstore at 23447 Golden Springs Road reopened on Thursday, October 1st.
Bookstore manager Mary Hackett and her team spent many hours sanitizing, cleaning and re-organizing the store so that it meets the COVID health code requirements of Los Angeles County and the state of California. Mary and her volunteer staff are looking forward to welcoming back customers to the best used bookstore in the San Gabriel Valley!
Customers will be required to wear face masks to enter the store, and will be given disposable latex gloves to wear as they examine books for purchase. Also, admittance to the store will be monitored by the staff so that only a certain number of customers will be inside at any one time. Thank you for your understanding of these measures; they will ensure that we are in compliance with current health regulations and will enable all our customers to have a worry-free shopping experience.
Meanwhile, the Friends of the Library’s other BasicallyBOOKS book store, the one located inside the Diamond Bar Library (aka BB4), is not scheduled for reopening at this time. That store cannot open until the Los Angeles County Library System is able to open the Diamond Bar Library for public use. Until that happens, please patronize our BB3 store on Golden Springs!
And, bookstore Manager Mary Hackett is looking for new volunteers to staff the store(s). If you like books and like helping people, and are interested in volunteering at either or both locations, please contact Mary at (909) 702-1095 or at BasicallyBOOKS@aol.com.
WINE SOIREE CANCELLED FOR 2020
The Friends are sorry to announce that the Wine Soiree and Benefit Auction for 2020 has been cancelled. The Soiree was originally scheduled for April 26th, but as COVID concerns spread, in early March the Friends decided to postpone the Soiree until September 22nd. However, the continuing pandemic has since forced the cancellation of the Soiree for this year. Our regrets to everyone who looks forward each year to this wonderful event. Our hope is to produce the next Soiree on April 25th, 2021. Mark your calendars and Save the Date.
With the New Year approaching, it is time to renew your annual membership to Friends of the Library. Consider upgrading your membership to a lifetime membership. You won’t have to remember to renew annually!
Thank you to Richard Malooly who upgraded his annual membership to Lifetime this year. Welcome to the Lifetime Membership community of Friends of the Library. Your name will be included on the page recognizing our lifetime members in the 2020 Wine Soiree Program. The program is distributed to approximately 350 attendees of the Soiree. Names will also be displayed on the big screen during the event.
Thank you to Nancy Aguilera, Barbara Armstrong, Gloria-Sanchez Baca and Patricia Wetzel for renewing their annual memberships. Your membership supports our Diamond Bar Library and many of their educational programs for the community. Welcome to Vivian Cao our newest member to the Friends of the Library community.
In order to honor the memory of our long-time member, Joe Ruzicka, the Friends is dedicating a book for the library’s collection. Joe’s love of running will be demonstrated in the book Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. The book, with a permanent bookplate honoring Joe, will be circulated in the library’s permanent for years to come. Rest in Peace, Joe.
Membership envelopes are 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!
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