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.

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 May 2018 at the Benbrook Public Library: Margaret (Maggie) Miles!

How long have you been volunteering at the library?  Maggie has been volunteering with the library since June of 2016.

Why did you want to become a volunteer at the library?  Maggie said she likes to stay busy in her retirement years.  She said it keeps her mind busy.

Who are some of your favorite authors?  She enjoys a variety of authors.  She reads books from authors Janet Evanovich, David McCullough, and James Patterson.

What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer?  Maggie likes being out and about and she said she still loves being involved in education. Maggie said that everyone is friendly at the Benbrook Public Library.

 

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.”

~Erma Bomback

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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