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 September 2017 at the Benbrook Public Library: Barbara A. Hagwood!

How long have you been volunteering at the library?  Barbara has been volunteering at the library since 2003, which makes it 14 years!

Why did you want to become a volunteer at the library?  Barbara says she loves to read. When she retired she wanted to give back to the community in some way and volunteering at the library has become her passion.

Who are some of your favorite authors?  She enjoys reading such authors as Harlan Coben, C.J. Box, Diane Montt Davidson, David Baldacci and Janet Deveraux.

What do you enjoy most about being a volunteer?  What Barbara enjoys most about being a volunteer is that she likes watching the library grow and enjoys the comradery of the staff and volunteers. She said that they are nice people she has worked with over the years. And Barbara, we enjoy working with you!

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


The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers. ~Terri Guillements






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