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.
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 first Volunteer of the Month for April 2017 at the Benbrook Public Library: Anna Marie McCarthy!
How long have you been volunteering at the library? Anna has been with the library for over 16 years! Anna recalled that Nancy Cooper asked her when she could start volunteering and she replied, “Right now!”
Why did you want to become a volunteer at the library? Anna loves being around books.
Who are some of your favorite authors? JoAnn Fluke, David Baldacci, Ann Ross and Debbie Macomber. Anna likes the feel of a book instead of an E Reader. She is always checking out her library books after volunteering at the library.
What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer? Anna likes being in the library environment and said she enjoys the people that are employed at the library. She said “That they are the best and very caring individuals”. She has met many friends during the years and you can tell she treasures their friendships.
Thank you for all your hard work, Anna! The Benbrook Public Library wouldn’t be the same without volunteers like you!
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. ~David Thomas