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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!
The Encino-Tarzana Friends of the Library is 50+ Years Old!
Items from our past
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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.
It is with profound sadness that we share the passing of Barbara Leff. Her tireless efforts have created for our community the Encino-Tarzana Library Branch which is stellar and state-of-the-art. In her professional life she distinguished herself to her profession of Librarian, sharing with all of us her depth of knowledge, know how in the details of a successful library, and passion for both reading and recommending books. Barbara spent several decades volunteering as a Friend. As president of the Friends of Encino-Tarzana Library, her dedication was evident in overseeing all aspects of our group. A partial list includes presiding over Board meetings, the budget, book store, book sales, membership, book club, website, newsletter, brochure, disbursing our funds for library wish list items, and interaction with the senior librarian at the Branch. Barbara had a special way of engaging with people and was beloved by all. Barbara would definitely tell us that living to 89 is a life well lived. We all will miss our one-of-a-kind and wonderful Barbara.
Her service is scheduled for Sunday, March 27 at 2p pst at Groman Eden in Mission Hills.
Groman Eden website: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/mission-hills-ca/barbara-leff-10644298
Link to the view the services in real time remotely via their Facebook Live page. It will remain up after the fact: https://fb.me/e/a4Gre0Qls
In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to either:
Encino-Tarzana Friends of the Library
Association of Jewish Libraries