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 March 2018 at the Benbrook Public Library: Natalie Frodin!

How long have you been volunteering at the library?  Natalie has been volunteering at the Benbrook Public Library for nine months.

Why did you want to become a volunteer at the library?  She said she has surrounded herself with books her entire life.  Volunteering is another way she can continue that passion, discovering new authors and meeting like-minded people.  She is also getting her masters in Information Science to become a school librarian and volunteering helps her to reinforce what she is learning.  Plus she said the library is awesome!

Who are some of your favorite authors?  Natalie’s favorite authors are David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs, Chuck Klosterman, and Kurt Vonnegut.

What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer?  Natalie’s favorite part about volunteering is watching kids search for their next favorite title and, of course, sneaking in a quick read of a book before shelving it so she can see what she wants to read in the future. 🙂

Thank you for all your hard work, Natalie!  We LOVE our dedicated Volunteers!  The Benbrook Public Library wouldn’t be the same without volunteers like you!


Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

~Williams Arthur Ward~









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