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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
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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

Reception to Honor Volunteers and Endowment Fund Raiser - January 24, 2015

Each year, the Friends of the Library gather to thank and honor special volunteers and Friends who have contributed in an extraordinary way to the library and the cause of literacy in the community. We will also be raising money for our Endowment Fund.

This year, we will honor: Kathleen Newe, our Volunteer of the Year; Sherry Fan, our Business Volunteer of the Year; Loretta Nelson, our Bookstore Volunteer of the Year, Congressman Ed Royce, our Outstanding Friend of the Year; and Nancy Lyons, Rick Rogers, and Tony Torng will receive the President's Award.

We invite our membership and also those who might be thinking of becoming members to attend this special event. The reception will be held at Heritage Park Community Center from 2 - 4:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Reception Co-chairs Paula Block (paulabloc@aol.com) or Rosette Clippinger (dbrosette@aol.com) no later than January 17th so we will know how many to prepare for.

We hope to see you there!

Give a Lasting Gift to our Library & We'll Match it!

During this season of thankfulness and gift giving, the DB Friends are reaching out to our generous supporters with a unique idea. Until January 31, 2015, every dollar donated to the DB Library Endowment Fund will be matched by the Friends up to an accumulated total of $20,000. Your donation can have a greater impact than ever on the future enrichment offered by our library.

The Endowment Fund was created to ensure that our library will always be welcoming and well-equipped center of life-long learning for readers of all ages, both today, and for generations to come. Your donation to this fund is dedicated to enhance, increase and modernize the library's collections, materials and technological facilities of the Diamond Bar Library.

Please contact Endowment Chair Jim Hackett (using our contact link) to learn more about how you can participate.

Save the Date for The Wine Soiree- April 26, 2015

The 22nd Annual Wine Soiree and Benefit Auction will be held at the Diamond Bar Center on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Join us for food, wine and friends. We will have music, a live and silent auctions, raffle and door prizes also.

This year, we salute Italy and raise money for the Diamond Bar Library. Please contact Rick Rogers (using our contact link) to participate and volunteer for this fun and worth-while event.

Don't miss the best event in town!

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