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, or to find out more about the Friends, check out our website. If you are interested in joining us, you just need this form.


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 July 2017 at the Benbrook Public Library: Ruth Freiheit!

Ruth had her picture taken at the library’s patio. She enjoys the patio and wants everyone to know that it is a relaxing place for meditation and reading.  She enjoys the beautiful surroundings!

How long have you been volunteering at the library?  Ruth has been a volunteer with the Benbrook Public Library now for 15 years!

Why did you want to become a volunteer at the library?  Ruth enjoys the library setting and she enjoys the people that come to the library.

Who are some of your favorite authors?  Her favorite author is Debbie Macomber.

What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer?  Ruth enjoys being able to do helpful things at the library.  She is a great helper in time of need when the shelving is overwhelming at times!

Thank you for all your hard work, Ruth!  The Benbrook Public Library wouldn’t be the same without volunteers like you!

No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. ~Author Unknown




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