The Friends of the Diamond Bar Library was established in 1977 and incorporated as a nonprofit in 1996. The mission of the Diamond Bar Friends of the Library is to support the library and encourage literacy in the community. To do that, we engage in many fundraising activities throughout the year, and sponsor events that highlight reading and the resources of our library.
With the funds raised each year we are able to, among other things, help underwrite the cost of the library’s Summer Reading Programs for children, teens and adults, as well as many special programs and activities presented at the library throughout the year. We also fund the purchase of new books, materials and media for the library’s collections. In addition, we have paid the expense of many capital improvement projects at the library.
Any funds raised that are not spent supporting our mission are invested in the library Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund was created to ensure that the library will have a stable source of funding indefinitely.
The Diamond Bar Library is one of 88 branch libraries in the Los Angeles County Library System. Our library is consistently rated in the top 3 of all branches in the System for the number of visits by patrons and the number of materials checked out. Diamond Bar has a wonderful library and our goal is to keep it the attractive and resource-rich community asset that it is.
Finally, we always like to emphasize that the Friends are a completely volunteer community service group. We have no paid staff. Everyone involved at every level of the organization, and everyone participating in our many fundraisers and events – all are volunteers. We’ve always got room for one more volunteer – how about you?