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Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Benbrook Library organization was established in 1986. In 1988, the Friends opened the Benbrook Library in a building donated by the City and the Water Department. It was operated entirely by volunteers. A petition drive was held by the Friends to form a library district. The initiative succeeded, and the citizens voted a 1/2 percent sales tax to operate a Benbrook Library District. The sales tax has allowed the library to be professionally staffed and governed by a library Board of Directors.

Book Sale

Join the Friends

Ongoing sale in the Library's reading area - most items are 10 cents!

Fill out the application then return it to the library!

Place orders with www.smile.amazon.com and Amazon will donate money to the Friends, at no cost to you.  Log on, choose Friends of the Benbrook Library as your charitable organization.  Make your purchase and check out.  We appreciate you choosing our organization to receive a donation.

Library Volunteers

The library couldn’t function without the help of our wonderful, generous volunteers. The library was started by volunteers, and we’re always looking for and gladly accepting more. To get more information or to sign up, contact Kathy S. at (817) 249-6632, email Kathy, or visit her at the library.

Volunteer of the Month


Congratulations to our Volunteer of the Month for September 2019 at the Benbrook Public Library: Carmon Rike!


 

How long have you been volunteering at the library?  Carmon has been volunteering at the library since June of 2018.

 

Why did you want to become a volunteer at the library?  Carmon loves volunteering in many places, including churches and schools. She has always loved libraries and so it seemed natural to volunteer at her local library after she decided to change careers (although she is still in transition.) It also helps to be living so close by the library.

Who are some of your favorite authors and what types of books do you like to read? Carmon reads authors Anne McCaffery, F.S. Lewis, Dr. Seuss, Tui T. Sutherland, Raina Telgemier, and even more!  It is hard for her to pick a favorite author.  She loves fantasy, sci-fi, graphic novels, and children’s books.  Representation in literature matters to her.

 

What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer?  Carmon loves helping organize the books and the feeling of satisfaction when shelving and knowing that she has helped someone find what might be their next favorite book or something they need for research.  She loves seeing how beautiful the shelves are after straightening them. She also never knows who you might bump into at the library.

She says that volunteering is something she looks forward to no matter how busy she is with work or evening classes.

 

Carmon, we are so glad you our one of our volunteers here at Benbrook Public Library!  We LOVE our dedicated volunteers!

The library wouldn’t be the same without volunteers like you!

 

Those who can, do.  Those who can do more, volunteer.

“Author Unknown”