Community Corner

President’s Message

President’s Message

Change of any kind involves taking risks... This year has challenged us as an organization and as individuals, catapulting us into change we might not have otherwise entertained. Change of any kind involves taking risks and embracing the unknown,...

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CARNEGIE CORNER: A Spotlight On Philanthropy

CARNEGIE CORNER: A Spotlight On Philanthropy

Bumpersaurus finds a new home at the Fort Worth Central Library! A giant dinosaur-themed slide made of recycled metal car parts named Bumpersaurus now calls the children’s area at the Central Library home. Children enjoyed “Bumper” for many years...

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BOARD SPOTLIGHT: Seth Burt

BOARD SPOTLIGHT: Seth Burt

“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...

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Fill The Bus

Fill The Bus

What is Fill The Bus? Fill The Bus is a back-to-school crowdfunding campaign running from August 10-31 to provide all library locations with STEAM and experiential take-home learning kits. For the Love of Learning! Connect your generosity, friends,...

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Meet Our Volunteer, Victoria Burnett

Meet Our Volunteer, Victoria Burnett

"...everyone has a reason to love the library.” I have been in Fort Worth since May 2020 when I got married. I moved here after I graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in English/Journalism. I really like the diversity of Fort...

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Cigar Smoker 2021: A SMOKIN’ SUCCESS!

Cigar Smoker 2021: A SMOKIN’ SUCCESS!

On May 5, if you were one of the 300 or so people able to get a ticket then you enjoyed a long overdue night out at the Fort Worth Club. The annual Cigar Smoker Gala benefitting the Fort Worth Public Library Foundation returned this year to a...

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CELEBRATE PHILANTHROPY! Meet Our Founder, Betsy Pepper

CELEBRATE PHILANTHROPY! Meet Our Founder, Betsy Pepper

"...I had an internal understanding of ‘to whom much is given, much will be expected’." Hanging in the foyer of the Central Library is a beautiful portrait of the Founder of The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation, Betsy Pepper. What one cannot...

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Meet Our Board Member, Vianei Braun

Meet Our Board Member, Vianei Braun

"...I’m proud the Foundation has been able to help.” Vianei Braun, an employment lawyer with Decker Jones, is a board member who loves exploring restaurants in the Fort Worth area, finding new music on Amplify817, and cuddling with her pack of...

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FWPLF FOUNDER’S DAY

FWPLF FOUNDER’S DAY

Because of YOU, on Thursday, April 15, 2021, The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation celebrates 28 years of supporting both the Fort Worth Public Library and the Fort Worth Community by providing resources that support educational programming,...

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