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

Amazon Smile
Shop at Amazon Smile

and AmazonSmile will make a donation to Friends of the Encino Tarzana Library.
....More information

Library to Go

Beginning the week of June 22, holds will be available for pick up at select libraries. Holds may be picked up by appointment Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Libraries remain closed to the public, but staff are available to answer questions by email or phone.... more

The Central Library and some branches are partially open, and the COVID-19 information is available here:

Please - no donations 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!

Mouse-over or tap to stop the scrolling.
Click a flyer to enlarge.
  • logo
  • blank
  • mobile
  • blank
  • blank
  • Yoga
  • library
  • Rebecca
  • blank
  • library
  • Book Sale Email
  • blank
  • library
  • blank
  • blank

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

Mid-March --> 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.

3/9 - BIG Book Sale - cleanup - volunteers make the room ready for other programs.

3/7 - One more HOTP, One more good book to read.

3/6 - BIG Book Sale finishes, thousands of books and digital items in new homes, funds raised to support library programs

3/6 - BIG Book Sale in progress, volunteers ready to help BIG Book Sale.

3/5 - BIG Book Sale - setup finished, all organized, ready for browsing BIG Book Sale information.

3/4 - BIG Book Sale - setup begins BIG Book Sale information.

3/3 - Preparing for the BIG Book Sale - tables, signs, and setup materials ready to go.

2/28 - New donations used to refill shelves in the Bookstore or stored for next week's BIG Book Sale.

..... more

Copyright © 2020 · All Rights Reserved