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Diamond Bar
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


The Diamond Bar Friends of the Library and the Diamond Bar Library are sponsoring another great October full of interesting and enjoyable activities based around a specific book.

Have you read the book Suspect by Robert Crais? This is the story of LAPD cop Max Kent who is teamed with a traumatized military canine named Maggie. They team up in an effort to track down the killer of Max's late partner.

We will also be reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle and Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle.

If you haven't guessed by now, our theme this year is our best friend, our Dogs, and mysteries. Join us for the many fun and creative activities around our theme.

Read Together Diamond Bar is a community project, and we invite any book groups, schools, community groups, or church groups to join us. Please check the Diamond Bar Library website for the most up-to-date information.

Visit Basically BOOKS in Diamond Bar

The Diamond Bar Friends of the Library 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: 23447 Golden Springs Dr (at the corner of Golden Springs Dr. and Diamond Bar Blvd.) and inside 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. Meet a friend, and read a new book!

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