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Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library, Inc.

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Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library, Inc.
500 W. 3rd Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102-73
Friends Book Store & Office
5332 Trail Lake Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76133

Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library, Inc. is a non-profit membership organization which exists to improve the quality of life in the community by providing advocacy, funding, and volunteer services to the Library. The organization also serves as a conduit for organizations and corporations which are restricted from making donations directly to government entities.

The Friends raise money for non-budgeted items for the library through book and author events and book sales.

The Friends Bookstore

Friends Store Counter

With 5,000 square feet of selling space, the bookstore has selections in four departments; fiction, nonfiction, reference and children's. Like-new books are for sale, with several categories including fiction, mysteries, romance, history, science, gardening, cook books, Texana, humor, military and reference. Also for sale are CDs, videos, books on tape, and DVD's.

Friends Store Hours

  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday
  • 1 - 5 p.m. Fourth Sunday of Each Month

Print this coupon for a $1 discount. In addition to the great deals available at their store, the Friends hold special book sales at their Library Book Store Annex: Chapter 2. See the Library's website for announcements of upcoming sales.

Additional Information

If you would like to volunteer to work in either store, please call 817-346-2255 and leave your name and number for a return call. There is a volunteer form to fill out, and there will be training sessions.

Membership in the Friends is available at several levels. As the only membership organization offering financial support to the library, memberships are very important. In addition, Friends members receive a 10% discount on all purchases at the Book Store. To join, please print this membership form and mail the completed form to the address on the form.

Volunteer Opportunities are available for all of our projects. Call 817-346-2255 and let us know how you would like to help. Book donations are welcome at the book store, and receipts for donations are available.

The Friends established and sponsor the Texas Literary Hall of Fame, a biennial literary event honoring Texas authors.

Updated 29 January 2014

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