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 2018 at the Benbrook Public Library: Carrie Ann Smith!

How long have you been volunteering at the library? Carrie has been volunteering at the library since August 2017.

Why did you want to become a volunteer at the library?  She said it initially started out that her son wanted to volunteer, and they decided that since she was already going to be at the library for him, it would be fun to work together.  She thought it would be for just a few months but, she has really enjoyed it and decided to stay on.

Who are some of your favorite authors?  Nicholas Sparks (She use to live in New Bern close to his neighborhood) and JK Rowling.

What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer?  She enjoys the library workers, the patrons, and getting to see all the amazing things this library has to offer.  She also likes that by volunteering, it encourages her family to utilize the library at lot.  She feels like she is setting a good example for her children that volunteering and giving back to the community is important.


Carrie, 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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