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
            December 1, 2020

For immediate release
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

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

This is a new column for our monthly e-newsletter.  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.

Are you part of a book group?  What have you been reading as a group?  How is that going for you during the pandemic?  Let us know if you have a special book to share.  We would like to hear from you.

·       From Board member Susan Webb:  I have been reading Louise Penny’s Chief Inspector Gamache series.  I find it a good police mystery with a lot of interesting characters thrown in.

·       From Library Manager Pui-Ching Ho: The picture bookIf you had your birthday party on the Moon by Joyce Lapin is more than a fanciful story for children ages 7 and up.  Lapin imagines the playful scenario of a birthday party held on the surface of the moon with factual details about the moon and galaxy.  The story is engaging, and the illustrations are amazing!  Children who love space travel will find it intriguing.

·       From Helen Lin: I am in the midst of reading The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards.   The story was unfolded in a dark snow storm night.  When a young father had to deliver his own child, a boy!  Oh, no, there was another baby coming, a girl!!  So….he and his wife got a twin!
But… he immediately discovered the girl was a “mongo” baby.  At an instant and decisive moment, he asked the attending nurse to put away this baby to a children’s home.  She did NOT, instead kept the girl to raise her by herself secretively.  This story continued with mesmerizing brilliance of parallel lives, familial   secrets, forever guilt, and eventual power of love.
I like the author’s writing style.  I felt I was there, watching the story unfold.  Pure
immersion!   I am hoping a lot more friends get to read this beautifully written story!!!

·       Special thanks to long-time Friends’ member Eileen Ansari who recently donated over 50 boxes of books to Basically BOOKS!  We thank Eileen and all our friends who donate such wonderful books to our non-profit bookstore.  We don’t always know your names, but do appreciate your generosity and support for the Diamond Bar Library.

·       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

Our prayers continue to go out to all our members and their families of the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library. We continue to pray you remain safe and healthy as we enter the 2020 holiday season.

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 of the Library continue to remain active looking for creative ways to support the library. Look for a postcard from us listing ways to donate.  Join us and be a part of our annual membership drive that will soon begin.  Due to the pandemic we were unable to have our annual fundraising events this year. A donation to the Friends of the Library helps support this great community resource.                     

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
Visit our website www.dblibraryfriends.org

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.

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