“Libraries serve such a massive purpose,”…

Seth Burt is a Fort Worth native who loves going to the library with his wife, Brooke, and three daughters Betsy, Annabel, and Clara. A Fort Worth Public Library Foundation board member, he is proud of how the Foundation supports the Library as it serves the community.

Seth works at Desert Royalty Company. In his spare time, he can be seen checking out books from the library with his family and volunteering at church. He loves caring for and helping those in need—just like the Fort Worth Public Library does.

“Libraries serve such a massive purpose,” Seth said, “They provide easy access to information and resources in a way that can be transformational to communities.”

Seth has seen the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation change lives through the LaunchPad program. “LaunchPad is incredible because of how influential it is in students’ lives.” He jokingly told Paula, “I want her to be around until all of my kids go to college!”

He is very impressed with the Library’s leadership. “I think Manya Shorr receiving librarian of the year speaks for itself. Her willingness to have libraries open during the pandemic and come up with creative ideas to serve underserved populations is incredible.” He is also excited about library expansion and future projects that will reach even more community members, such as satellite libraries attached to community centers.

Seth believes that under Andrea Ash’s leadership, the board is better able to serve the Library.
“I really appreciate Andrea’s leadership. I like serving alongside her because she’s focusing the stated goals and intentions of the board, and she wants it to become more streamlined and more effective in its support of the library.”

Seth and his family have experienced the benefits of the library’s programs, such as the Libby app and Story Time. He is excited to support the library further and hopes to see even more community members impacted.