Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Library


Updates from our library on:
While LA stays safe at home, the Encino-Tarzana Library staff (pictured from last Halloween on Instagram) will be telecommuting. We'll share our thoughts, book reviews, eMedia suggestions, and craft ideas. We want you to benefit from our library resources and programs, because while we're closed, we're still here for you.

Check the LAPL website for online events for children, teens and adults.

Live Programs canceled
until further notice


9:30 - 5:00
We hope - in 2021

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Message from Central: The Central Library and about 60 branches -- including Encino-Tarzana -- will be open for select services as of June 1. More information available here

Library to Go

Holds are available for pick up at select libraries. Holds may be picked up by appointment, time varies by day. Libraries remain closed to the public, but staff are available to answer questions by email or phone.... more

Please - no donations at the library site until the library fully re-opens.

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.

Donations Accepted

If you have good, clean book donations you want to make during this time while the library is closed and you are in the neighborhood, please contact the FOL president by email: to arrange a possible pickup. We do not accept: magazines, Time-Life series, encyclopedias, outdated medical or text books.

Teens say "Thank you"

Teen volunteers: Aline, Nairi, Elen, Tanisha, Samantha, Yvette, and Carlos designed and wrote thank-you postcards to our Encino-Tarzana Friends of the library. During the library closure, we’ve missed seeing our F.O.L, and we wanted them to know how much we’ve appreciated their support over the years. Three cheers for our library Friends! And thank you for your awesome art work, teen volunteers.


The individual postcards

What do the Friends do?

Friends in Action

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

Mid-March until now --- Library closed. We hope to be busy again soon.

3/11 - Four HOTP, good things to read keep coming.

3/11 - Yoga for Well-being: Breathe, Stretch, Relax.

3/9 - Two HOTP, check the shelves.

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