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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 24th Annual Wine Soiree - Sunday April 23rd, 2017 - Save the Date!

The planning has begun for the 24th Annual Wine Soiree and Benefit Auction. The committee has chosen to celebrate California Dreamin' this year and everyone is invited to join the party! There will be premium wines to sample, delicious food from local restaurants, exciting live auction featuring our dynamic auctioneer Larry Smith, a silent auction of beautiful baskets and gifts, a raffle, and the ever-popular collection of autographed books. All brought to you by our generous donors and volunteers. Co-chairs Rick Rogers, Nancy Lyons, and Tony Torng and the all-volunteer committee remind us that all of the proceeds will benefit the Diamond Bar Library, so you can have a wonderful afternoon while doing good! Save the date!

You can help the Diamond Bar Library when you shop at Amazon!

When you shop at Amazon, you can benefit the Diamond Bar Library. How? Amazon will donate

0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase to the Diamond Bar. Friends of the Library. When you shop at Amazon, be sure to start at smile.amazon.com and designate "Diamond Bar Friends of the Library" as your charitable organization. You shop as usual and they will take care of the rest. This is an easy way to benefit your local library, and we thank you for your support.

Visit BasicallyBOOKS for the gift of reading for everyone on you list!

A book-lover can't get enough of good books! And a book from BasicallyBOOKS will please everyone on your list. The Diamond Bar Friends of the Library have two non-profit bookstores in town. We have books in just about every category, and our prices just can't be beat. We even have gift certificates too. And all of the proceeds benefit the Diamond Bar Library.

If you are looking for opportunities to serve our community, Manager Peggy Murphy is looking for new volunteers to staff both stores: 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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