Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Library


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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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The Central Library and branches are now open at regular hours.   More information

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 We do not accept: magazines, Time-Life series, encyclopedias, outdated medical or text books.

From 1971

Fifty Years + of Friends

The Friends of the Encino-Tarzana Library was formed in March, 1971.

The letter announcing the formation is available here.
It's been a good 50 years!

What do the Friends do?

Friends in Action

Every day - Browse, buy, and enjoy!.

6/24/2021 - Six HOTP today, more regular activities resuming.

Mid-March, 2021 until June, 2022 - 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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