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Library Director: Manya Shorr,

Assistant Director for Operations: Marilyn Marvin,
Oversees the operational support functions of the Library.

Assistant Director of Public Service: Michele Gorman,
Responsible for general operations, customer satisfaction, employee development, and educational services and programs.

Contact Library Administration
Call 817-392-7706 or email

Media Relations

Call 817-392-7338 or email

Administrative offices are located on the lower level of the Central Library, 500 W. 3rd Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Department Head

portrait of Manya Shorr

Library Director

Manya Shorr was named the Director of the Fort Worth Public Library in 2017. Shorr was named 2020 Texas Librarian of the Year by Texas Library Association. She is passionate about the positive impact libraries have on individuals, families, and communities.

Prior to joining the Fort Worth Public Library Manya served in different library leadership positions across the country.

There are a variety of opportunities for you to become involved and support your library.


Local History Materials

Please see the Donating section of the Library's Genealogy, History, and Archives page for information about donating local history or archival materials.

Memorials and Honorariums

The Fort Worth Library encourages monetary donations for the purchase of materials for memorials and honorariums.

For a contribution of $25.00 or more, a book, ebook, audio visual or other digital item will be selected and a bookplate (if applicable), inscribed with the name of the person being remembered and the name of the presenter, will be attached to the item. The presenter may request a specific subject matter, preferably in very general areas such as gardening, history, etc.

The Library will acknowledge the receipt of memorials and honorariums by sending a letter to the donor and a letter to family members or friends of the person being remembered or honored.

Checks should be made payable to Fort Worth Public Library and mailed to:

Administrative Services Manager
Fort Worth Library
500 W. 3rd St.
Fort Worth Texas 76102-7305

Please enclose names and addresses of persons to be notified.

The Fort Worth Library's memorial brick program is no longer active. If you have a question about the location of a brick purchased in the past please contact the Central Library at 817-392-7701. When calling, please have as much information as possible in hand regarding the memorial donation.

Other Financial Donations

The Fort Worth Library welcomes monetary donations even if they are not for the purpose of memorials and honorariums.

Checks should be made payable to Fort Worth Library and mailed to:

Acquisitions Supervisor
Fort Worth Library
500 W. 3rd St.
Fort Worth Texas 76102-7305

You may also make a financial donation directly to the  The Fort Worth Public Library Foundation.