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Friends of the Library

Basically BOOKS

A non-profit used bookstore
Proceeds benefitting the
Diamond Bar Library

23447 Golden Springs Dr.
Diamond Bar
(909) 396-9954
21800 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar

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21800 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar
CA 91765

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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.

To support the Library, the Friends operate BasicallyBOOKS, a most unique bookstore at two locations: 23447 Golden Springs Drive, Diamond Bar, and at the Diamond Bar Library, 21800 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar. This store is staffed exclusively by volunteers and all of our gently used books are donated by generous individuals in our community. Please stop by BasicallyBOOKS, you will be surprised by what you will find, and you will be supporting your local library.

Each year in April, the Friends produce the popular Annual Wine Soirée and Benefit Auction, Diamond Bar's premier social event, to raise money for the library. From these proceeds, the Friends purchase books, periodicals, videos, and audio resources for the library, underwrite all children's summer reading programs, sponsor special programs for children, teens and adults, sponsor special programs that encourage literacy, and host Read Together Diamond Bar. Be sure to join us at this fun event!

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!

Friends News and Events

Celebrating Our Volunteers

The Diamond Bar Friends of the Library is an all-volunteer organization. We operate two bookstores in Diamond Bar, and both of our bookstores are managed and staffed completely by unpaid volunteers.

The Wine Soiree committee is also an all-volunteer effort, from planning meetings, soliticating for donations, selling tickets, working behind the scenes, and working at the event itself, everyone pitches in.

Read Together Diamond Bar, an exciting month-long literacy event, is also completely planned and staffed by volunteers.

So, each year, we pause to thank and acknowledge ALL of the many volunteers that devote their time and talent. None of these community events would be possible without them. A very special THANK YOU to ALL who participate!

The 23rd Wine Soiree and Benefit Auction will be held on Sunday, April 24th, 2016

The DBFOL Wine Soiree committee will be bringing Paris to Diamond Bar on Sunday, April 24th, 2016!

Excitement is building for this special yearly event, where you can sample award winning wines and enjoy delicious food tastings from local restaurants, all while supporting the Diamond Bar library. You won't want to miss the spirited live auction, featuring one-of-a-kind vacations, sporting events, and special wines and gift items for the winning bidder. Equally exciting is the silent auction and our amazing raffle, where you can win beautiful gift baskets, just in time for Mother's and Father's Day. For book lovers, we have an incredible collection of autographed books and book baskets that will surely delight the reader.

You won't want to miss the best social event in Diamond Bar, and you'll be doing good while having fun. Tickets are $60 in advance, $65 at the door. You can purchase your tickets online from on our website, or at Basically Books, the Diamond Bar Libary or at Midas Muffler in Diamond Bar.

Visit Basically BOOKs in Diamond Bar

The DBFOL have two non-profit bookstores in town that serve our community by being a resource for school, work, and pleasure reading. We have books in just about every category, and our prices just can't be beat. And all of the proceeds benefit the Diamond Bar Library.

Manager Peggy Murphy is looking for new volunteers to staff both locations at 23447 Golden Springs Dr and at the Diamond Bar Libary at 21800 Copley Drive. Volunteers receive and sort books, they also help customers, and they keep the store looking nice and welcoming. Volunteering at Basically BOOKs is also a great place to meet people and make new friends. Please contact Peggy at nanapeggy3@verizon.net if you're interested and available to volunteer a few hours each week.

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