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

December 2023

For immediate release
Look for us on Facebook under Diamond Bar Friends of the Library and Diamond Bar Friends of the Library bookstore

Special Announcement from Kathleen Newe

I have been the writer/editor on this Diamond Bar Friends of the Library monthly e-newsletter for many years. It has been very rewarding and enjoyable being able to connect with so many of you around our love for reading and our beautiful Diamond Bar Library.  I am very happy to know that so many of you enjoyed these e-newsletters and I am enriched knowing that so many Friends are now my friends.

We are very fortunate to have Teresa Wang take over our monthly e-newsletter going forward.  Teresa is a long-time Friends’ board member and has contributed to every aspect of the Friends, especially with our website and digital media.  Thank you, Teresa, for your dedication to the Friends and the Diamond Bar Library.

This is also an invitation to everyone: if you haven’t joined us yet, please do.  We are always looking for new members.  We love to work for our library, and we have fun!


The final event for Read Together was held at the Diamond Bar Library Windmill Room and was a resounding success. Crime fiction author Carl Vonderau was the guest speaker, and he spoke about his life journey and gave great advice on writing a novel. Mr. Vonderau also discussed his new book Saving Myles. Mr. Vonderau is the President of Partners in Crime, the San Diego chapter of Sisters in Crime.

The three winners of the annual student Essay Writing Contest How a Book Changed My Life spoke about the authors and books that inspired them. Each winner received a gift bag from the Diamond Bar Library and a $300 cash prize from the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library.  Congratulations to Sophie Fang, 10th grader at Troy High School; Sarah Rojas, 12th grader at Diamond Bar High School; and Lexington Smith at Mt. San Antonio College.


For additional pictures from the event, go here: RTDB Program Information

To read this year’s winning essays, go here: RTDB Student Essay Contest

The next Read Together Diamond Bar will be held in April 2024.  Read Together Diamond Bar is based on the concept of One City, One Book where everyone in the community reads one book based on universal themes and then participates in book discussions and various activities in the library.  There will be three books chosen:   one for children, one young adult and one for adults.   Do you have a book to suggest for next year’s RTDB?  Please let us know by emailing us at  We would love to hear from you.

Librarian Luncheon


By MaryKay Nichols

On November 16th, the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library honored our 18 staff members with a luncheon.  Sandwiches and salads were catered by “My Lunch Spot” in Walnut. Desserts and drinks were provided by the Friends. Goodie bags with consumable items were given to each staff member. A raffle of an autumn-themed basket was donated by a board member and won by Library Associate Jack Yan.  We are grateful to Cynthia Yu and the entire library staff. Thank you to our Library Staff!

Library Associate Jack Yan

A trained librarian is a powerful search engine with a heart! ~Sarah McIntyre

Friends of the Library Bookstore News

by Rosette Clippinger, Bookstore Manager


For the month of December, come browse our special Christmas display for great holiday gift ideas.

Come check out our expanded $2-a-bag book section! You can fill up a bag of books for just $2.

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.

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

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


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




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 Library: 21800 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Diamond Bar Library website:

The Diamond Bar Friends of the Library monthly board meeting is open to the public.

Meetings are usually held on the second Saturday of the month starting at 8:30 a.m via Zoom. In-person board meetings are held quarterly inside the Windmill Room of the Diamond Bar Library.

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.
January 2024

Saturday, TBD


Four Seasons Book Club meeting at Diamond Bar Library Windmill Room, Any suggestions on books to read and discuss in 2024?
April 2024


Read Together Diamond Bar will move to April 2024 Stay tuned for a new RTDB in April 2024.  What book do you suggest.
October 2024 TBD 2024 Wine Soirée—this will be our 30th anniversary in support of the Diamond Bar Library. At the Diamond Bar Library


Make a Donation via credit card.