Call: 817-346-2255     5332 Trail Lake Drive Fort Worth, TX 76133

WHAT WE DO


VOLUNTEER

The Friends provide volunteer opportunities that include working in the Friends Book Store, sorting books and helping with sales and special events. Friends may wish to serve on various committees, including events, fund raising and membership.


ADVOCACY

The Friends advocate for the library by speaking at community group functions and encouraging members to write letters in support of library issues. Members are invited to join our advocacy team. See the Contact Page for numbers to call for more information.


FINANCIAL

The Friends provide assistance for library needs through a variety of programs, including book sales and author events.


UPCOMING EVENTS

The Friends Book Store will be permanently closing on Dec. 9, 2017
Sale Days
Tuesday, Nov. 28 – Saturday, Dec. 2: 10 am – 5 pm
and
Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Saturday, Dec. 9: 10 am – 5 pm
5332 Trail Lake Drive – Wedgwood Village

ABOUT US

The Friends of the Fort Worth Library has supported the Fort Worth Library system for over 50 years because the Friends believe libraries are essential to a thriving community in that they make you smarter, champion literacy, improve lives, respond to change, and make things easier. The Friends help fund local library projects, programs and events including the Worth Reading Program, the remodeling and updating branch libraries, supporting library staff development and training, and subscribing to Book Page, a book review newsletter provided free to library patrons.

The Texas Literary Hall of Fame

Founded in 2004 by the Friends of the Fort Worth Library, the Texas Literary Hall of Fame is a biennial event honoring authors whose body of work, fiction or non-fiction:

  • Significantly contributes to Texas' literary heritage
  • Is original
  • Was first published in this country
  • Has previously been recognized for its literary significance

The names of the Texas Literary Hall of Fame honorees are featured on plaques on the west wall of the Fort Worth Central Library beneath the mural "Texas Tales" commissioned by the Friends of the Fort Worth Library and painted by Marjory Stark Buckley.

PURCHASE BOOKS

Click Here to access the Friends extensive on-line inventory.


BOOK STORE

The Friends Book Store will be permanently closing on Dec. 9, 2017

Sale Days

Tuesday, Nov. 28 – Saturday, Dec. 2: 10 am – 5 pm

and

Tuesday, Dec. 5 – Saturday, Dec. 9: 10 am – 5 pm

5332 Trail Lake Drive – Wedgwood Village

South on Trail Lake off Loop 820

All books and materials ½ price.

Friends members will receive an additional 10% discount.

Must be a current member – Join Now.

also

Saturday, Dec. 9: 10 am – 5 pm

$15 a box sale only at Chapter 2 Annex

Although the Friends will no longer operate a book store, nearly all the Friends inventory – including new acquisitions – will be available on line. On our newly revamped web site, due to launch in January, Friends members will have the ability to purchase books from the Friends inventory and receive a 10% discount.

Information will also be provided regarding future book donations which will continue to be welcome.

Change is always difficult and sometimes scary, but as you know the book business has changed a lot in the past 12 years. Your continued financial support of the Friends is now more important than ever.

We accept: Master Card – Visa – Discover – Amer. Exp.

For More Information call 817.346.2255 Proceeds Benefit the Fort Worth Public Library

Friends Book Store – 5332 Trail Lake Drive

DONATIONS

The Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library is the only non-profit 501 (c) (3)organization in Fort Worth whose book sales and memberships directly benefit the Fort Worth Public Library system. Donations to the Friends include monetary donations as well as book donations.

Monetary donations may be in the form of grants, memorials, honorariums and others. Book donations are welcome and should be brought to the main store.

Book donations are welcome and should be brought to the book store during store hours. Some basic guidelines:

  • Please pack in bags or boxes, preferably containers you do not need returned.
  • All items should be in saleable condition. Materials that are damaged or otherwise determined to be non-saleable will be recycled. This includes old encyclopedias.
  • Books with dust jackets are more saleable and easier to categorize.
  • Magazines, LP records, VHS and cassette tapes, Reader Digest Condensed books are not accepted.
  • A receipt for donations is available, with guidelines for suggested valuations for tax purposes.

MEMBERSHIPS / HONORARIUMS

Enjoy Exclusive Membership Offers

  • 10% off all purchases at the Friends bookstore
  • Special members only sales
  • First notice of Friends programs and events
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Honorariums

You may make a donation to the Friends as an Honorarium or Tribute to a special person or organization.

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  • BOOK STORE HOURS

    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am-6pm
    Saturday: 10am-5pm
    Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

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    Address: 5332 Trail Lake Drive Fort Worth, TX 76133
    Mailing:  500 West 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
    Phone: 817-346-2255
    Email: friendsbooks@att.net
    Web: www.friendsfortworthlibrary.org
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