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

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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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  • Bookstore
  • Legos
  • Rose Month
  • Bookstore

What do the Friends do?

Friends in Action

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

5/26 - Donations sorted, many new books added in the Bookstore, much saved for the June 5-6 BIG Book Sale.

5/22 - One more HOTP to enjoy. Grab it fast!

5/22 - Volunteers sort donations, preparing for the BIG Book Sale in June & refreshing stock in the Used Bookstore.

5/21 - Hula 'Ohana celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

5/20 - Two new HOTP ready to fly off the shelf.

5/20 - Board meets to review past actions/events and plan for the future.

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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.

 Website updated May 26, 2015

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SRC Teens - Movie night
Storytime & crafts; Also FOL - Open Board meeting
Pet Care and Safety puppet show; Also The Subject is Roses
Summer Reading Club - Teens; Also LGBTQ Heritage Month: "Be Careful What You Wish For"
Storytime & crafts
Summer Fun (children) Magic Show
FOL: Page Turners' Book Club
B-I-G Used Book Sale
B-I-G Used Book Sale
Storytime & crafts
Last Saturday of the month poetry
Storytime & crafts; Also Feel Good Yoga