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.


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 August 2018 at the Benbrook Public Library: Claudette Huddleston!

How long have you been volunteering at the library? Claudette has been volunteering at the library since September 2017.


Why did you want to become a volunteer at the library?  Claudette said that she loves to give back and love books. She said she loves the feel of the book.  She said that she loves how the library offers programs, especially the children’s programs, and how that inspires the children to read. She is so proud that we offer many programs for the children and the youth.


Who are some of your favorite authors?  She enjoys reading James A Michener, Nicholas Sparks and Agatha Christie books. Her favorite book is Harper Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird.


What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer?  Claudette enjoys the satisfaction of doing beneficial work for the youth. She also told us that she volunteers at the Samaritan House and also at her church doing mission work, such as helping the homeless.


Claudette, we are so glad you our one of our Volunteers here at the Benbrook Public Library!  We LOVE our dedicated Volunteers!  The Benbrook Public Library wouldn’t be the same without volunteers like you!


If you become a helper of heart, springs of wisdom will flow from your heart.

~Rumi, translated by Nevit O. Ergin













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