FWCD Libraries

The Fort Worth Country Day library program serves as an essential link between the students and faculty and their information and reading needs. FWCD maintains two separate library facilities. The Lower School Library serves grades JK-4, and the Moncrief Library serves grades 5-12. Staffing includes three professional librarians and one full-time assistant.

Library Hours

Summer Hours Begin June 5:

Lower School and Moncrief Library 
Wednesdays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm   
(Closed July 3rd) 

Moncrief Library Evening Hours
June 19th, July 11th, August 14th
4:00 pm-6:00 pm

News and Announcements

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  • 2019 Summer Reading

    A summer reading program in all divisions has long been a tradition at Fort Worth Country Day. Keeping students reading over the summer and fostering a love of reading are essential goals. The School works toward these goals by choosing books with literary value that are also popular with the readers. Both the Lower School and Moncrief Libraries will be open throughout the summer on most Wednesdays, beginning on June 5. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (The library will not be open on July 3.) Visit the 2019 Summer Reading webpage to learn more.
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Library Goals


  • To promote reading as a lifelong interest among students;
  • To provide for the information and research needs of FWCD students;
  • To support teachers by providing curricular materials;
  • To prepare students for the electronic environment in the 21st century; and
  • To produce information literate citizens who know how to access and evaluate information.

Library Resources

The FWCD Libraries house more than 30,000 book titles and 40,000 copies. In addition, an increasing number of library materials come in digital format, allowing students access from home as well as school. These include downloadable e-books and audiobooks on Destiny Discover; middle-grade fiction on FollettShelf; the Historical Newspaper Collection from Newsbank; and databases of thousands of scholarly journal articles from Gale, EbscoHost, and JSTOR.

The library also subscribes to tools that help meet students’ literacy and research needs. These include NoodleTools, an online citation maker which guides students in the process of creating works cited lists, and Renaissance Learning’s Accelerated Reader and STAR, which assess reading skills. 

A complete list of library resources is available at fwcd.follettdestiny.com.

Accelerated Reader Program

Students in grades 3-8 participate in Accelerated Reader, which is designed to encourage reading practice and careful reading of a text. Assessment involves a computerized test on a book. Find AR books with the AR Book Finder (no password needed).

Visiting Authors

Lower and Middle School students have the opportunity to meet and interact with well-known authors and illustrators on campus each year.
February 11, 2019
October 3, 2018

Annual Book Fair

Grades K-7 participate in the annual Scholastic Book Fair in the Moncrief Library. In addition to buying books for themselves and family members, students are also encouraged to purchase books for deserving students at another school through the Books for Kids community outreach program.

Summer Reading

A summer reading assignment is part of the educational program for all students at FWCD. Faculty who serve on the summer reading committees have attempted to choose books that create pleasurable reading experiences and build enthusiasm for reading. We hope many parents will take the opportunity to read and discuss the books with their children over the summer. For more information about FWCD’s summer reading program, visit http://fwcd.libguides.com/summerreading.

Meet the Librarians

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  • Mrs. Tammy Wolford 

    Head Librarian/LS Librarian
    (817) 732-7718 ext. 3625
    University of North Texas - MLS
    Northern IL University - BS.Ed
  • Mrs. Kim Gardner 

    Middle School Librarian
    817.302.3200 ext.3339
    Texas Christian University - BA
    University of North Texas - MLS
  • Mrs. Melissa Hickman 

    Library Assistant
    (817) 732-7718 ext. 3717
    Texas Christian University - BA
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.

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  • Website Accessibility Statement

    Fort Worth Country Day is committed to understanding and respecting differences. To further support that initiative, FWCD is focused on making the information on our website accessible to all students, parents, and other members of the community. Achieving our goal of making the FWCD website fully accessible requires auditing numerous sections and correcting elements with minimal disruption for daily users.

    We appreciate your patience as we transition our content to a format that more closely adheres to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Additionally, some pages of the FWCD website may contain links to third party sites that do not comply with accessibility standards and not within the range of the School’s control.

    For questions about the FWCD website, please contact Web Content Manager, Tiffini Crum at  tiffini.crum@fwcd.com.

    Learn more about Fort Worth Country Day’s Mission, Philosophy, Core Values and Commitment to Inclusivity.