Friends and Volunteers

The Friends of the Benbrook 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.

To join the Friends of the Benbrook Library organization,  you just need to fill out this form.

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 November 2018 at the Benbrook Public Library: Katherine McGee!

How long have you been volunteering at the library?  Katherine has been volunteering at the library now for around 4 years. She said she started shortly after becoming twelve and she is sixteen now.

 

Why did you want to become a volunteer at the library?  She said she loves books and absolutely loves being around them.  She thought it would be a good environment and it truly is.

 

Who are some of your favorite authors?  Katherine said some of her favorite authors are Adam Rex, Lemony Snicket, Pseudonymous Bosch, and Charles Dickens. They are people who inspired her own writing style.

 

What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer?  “The librarians,” she replied. She has never had more respect for a humble profession than for a librarian.  Some of the librarians she has met volunteering has changed her outlook on life entirely. She said that they are amazing people.

 

Katherine, you are an amazing person in your own right!  We LOVE our dedicated volunteers like yourself here at the Benbrook Public Library!

 

The Benbrook Public Library wouldn’t be the same without volunteers like you!

 

“Everyone can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve….You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve.  You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” 

~Martin Luther King, Jr. ~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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