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

October, 2015
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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.

10/9 - Volunteers sort much-appreciated donations to restock Bookstore and store for next BIG Book Sale.

10/9 - Eight HOTP, more to enjoy.

10/2 - Donations refresh Bookstore, including all new Farsi, other languages, Jewish heritage, and Sci-Fi. Many saved for December BIG Book Sale and a SPECIAL sale November 14: an extensive selection of cookbooks.

10/1 - Another two HOTP. Grab them now!

9/30 - Two more HOTP. Aaaaah..

9/29 - Donations sorted: Bookstore refreshed and all new hardcover A-E; much saved for December BIG Book Sale.

9/25 - Volunteers sort donations, restock Bookstore shelves, store remainder for next BIG Book Sale.

9/23 - Four more HOTP to make the hours fly.

9/22 - Donations sorted. Bookstore refreshed -- all new in Cookbooks, Plays, Classics, Short stories, and Large Paperbacks A - J and K - P. Surplus saved for BIG Book Sale.

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