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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

Thanks for Making the 24th Annual Wine Soiree a big success!

More than 450 people enjoyed the 24th Annual Wine Soiree and Benefit Auction on April 23rd this year. The theme was California Dreamin' and everyone enjoyed the surfboards and beachy decorations as they tasted award winning wines and delicious delicious food and sweets from local restaurants and bakeries.

There were over 100 silent auction baskets and over 100 autographed books and book baskets this year where the bidding was ferocious but fun! Our dynamic auctioneer Larry Smith, auctioned off designer jewelry, field level seats at Dodger Stadium, trips to Napa Valley wineries, Paso Robles wineries, and other popular destinations.

The success of this popular event will benefit the library and literacy in the community. A BIG thank you to all the hard working volunteer members of the Wine Soiree Committee for putting together a wonderfully fun event and to the community for your enthusiastic support.

Please join us to celebrate the 40th Anniversary - September 30th!

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Friends supporting the Diamond Bar Library, and we're celebrating this significant milestone with a birthday party. We will have a live jazz band and of course, a birthday cake. Please mark your calendars and join us at the Windmill Room of the library on Saturday, September 30th. Everyone is invited.

First ever, "Gently Used" Purse Sale

The Friends announce the introduction of a new, innovative way to help you clean out your closet and help us raise money for the Library. On Saturday, November 4th, the Friends will be hosting the first ever, "Gently Used" Purse Sale, at the Windmill Room of the library.

Friends Vice President Susan Pantages asks everyone to please look through your closets and consider donating your new or gently used purses now in support of this event. The goal is to have 500 purses available at the sale.

Drop off locations include the Diamond Bar Library at 21800 Copley Drive, BasicallyBOOKS at 23447 Golden Springs Drive, Fitness Advantage at 1200 S. Diamond Bar Blvd, and Where! Hair Salon at 567 Mountain in Upland.

Thanks for your support and see you at the sale.

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