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 November 2017 at the Benbrook Public Library: Roy C. “Corky” Baird!

Corky had his picture taken in the library’s workroom.


How long have you been volunteering at the library?  Corky has been a volunteer with the Benbrook Public Library now for 14 years plus!

Why did you want to become a volunteer at the library?  Fun!  Corky said that this is a super library from the top to the bottom. He said from the board members to the volunteers and from the employees to the patrons.  Corky said we all do a good job and are well received in the community.

Who are some of your favorite authors?  His favorite authors are David McCullough (Corky said he has read most of his works), Robert Ludlum, Ed McBain and whatever catches his eye.

What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer:  Corky enjoys most seeing the” lights go on” when someone gets it!  He enjoys the whole teaching experience.  Corky helps out patrons with computer issues and enjoys every minute of it.


Thank you for all your hard work, Corky!  The Benbrook Public Library wouldn’t be the same without volunteers like you!



Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy.  You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”.

~Author Unknown






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