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 January 2019 at the Benbrook Public Library: Nancy Gustafson!

How long have you been volunteering at the library? Nancy started in late winter of 2016, following retirement from Alcon, where she worked as a biostatistician.

Why did you want to become a volunteer at the library?  She said she has loved and used libraries since early childhood, and wanted to contribute her services to the fine (and friendly!) local exemplar.

Who are some of your favorite authors and what types of books do you like to read?  Nancy’s reading interests include history and archaeology, historical fiction (e.g. Cornwell), mysteries set in past historical periods (Cadfael et al), religion, fantasy (Tolkien and imitators), and “space opera”-style science fiction.

What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer?  Nancy enjoys the weekly gentle exercise of mind and body involving in returning items to their correct location.


Nancy, 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!














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