Friends of the
Encino-Tarzana Library

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Los Angeles Public Library received the 2015 National Medal for Museum and Library Service - the nation's highest honor given each year to five libraries and five museums for service to their communities. First Lady Michelle Obama presented the award to our City Librarian John F. Szabo during a White House ceremony on May 18, 2015.

Award Presentation Press Release
Photo and John Szabo's response

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The Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library (FOL) is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to enhancing the Library's resources and services since 1972. We invite you to participate. Join Us!

Our website is a comprehensive source of information - about our Friends and activities, our Branch Library and its resources, our Los Angeles Public Library's extensive resources, and links to our Encino-Tarzana community. CHECK THE MENUS AND ENJOY BROWSING!

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Our Mission:

The purposes of the Friends are to enhance community interest for the Library as a prime cultural and educational asset; to focus public attention on its resources and services; to encourage and receive gifts, endowments and bequests to the Library; to raise funds in support of the Library's collection, services, operations, and facilities; and to support and cooperate with the Library in developing library services and programs for the community.

What do the Friends do?

Friends in Action

Every day - Browse, buy, and enjoy! Volunteers staff the Used Bookstore.

11/28 - Donations sorted to prepare for BIG Book Sale.

11/24 - Children enjoy a Native American dance and culture program with Ben Hale.

11/24 - Donations sorted. Bookstore refreshed and very full. Surplus saved for BIG Book Sale Dec. 4-5.

11/23 - One more HOTP to enjoy.

11/20 - Nine HOTP, so many good books to read!

11/20 - Volunteers sort donations, Bookstore refreshed, surplus stored for BIG Book Sale in two weeks.

11/18 - Annual meeting for Board and members. Year reviewed, new Board members chosen.

11/17 - Much-appreciated donations sorted, Bookstore refreshed, extras strored for BIG Book Sale.

11/16 - Four HOTP to help fill the shelves - for a short time.

11/14 - Special Cook Book Sale - so many good things to make and bake!

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