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

Lower School Library
7:45 am to 3:00 pm daily during regularly scheduled library classes.

Moncrief Library 
7:30 am to 4:00 pm
daily*
*During early release days, the Moncrief Library will close one hour after the last division is dismissed.

News and Announcements

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  • 2020 FWCD VIRTUAL Book Fair

    FWCD Libraries invites you to attend the 2020 FWCD VIRTUAL Book Fair, Nov. 21st – Dec. 4th.  All of your favorite Book Fair features are available online.  From educational gifts to the latest releases, Scholastic has created a Book Fair wonderland!  You can access two different options from our Home page.  Shop in the Scholastic Store for thousands of your favorites!  You can filter your search by age and grade, look for fun gifts and add to your holiday book collection.  You can also visit the virtual book fair with 200 titles in a 3D visual experience that mimics our real Book Fair.  Visit the Virtual Book Fair at fwcd.org/bookfair to start shopping! 
    This year, FWCD Libraries is partnering with Maudrie M. Walton Elementary School. Walton Elementary lost their entire school library to arson. We are offering two ways to help.  In partnership with our US Student Council and FWCD Reads Book Club, we are offering “BE KIND” t-shirts for sale.   All proceeds will benefit Walton Elementary’s library collection. You can also donate within the Book Fair website via the eWallett option.  Purchase a t-shirt or use the eWallett to share FWCD’s love of reading with the students and faculty at Walton Elementary School.
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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).

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.

Visiting Authors

Lower and Middle School students have the opportunity to meet and interact with well-known authors and illustrators on campus each year.

Author Interviews

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

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Tammy Wolford

    Mrs. Tammy Wolford 

    Head Librarian/LS Librarian
    (817) 732-7718 ext. 3625
    University of North Texas - MLS
    Northern IL University - BS.Ed
  • Photo of Sarah Blan

    Mrs. Sarah Blan 

    Upper School Librarian
    (817) 732-7718 x3339
    Texas Woman's University - MLS
    Campbellsville University - BS
  • Photo of Kim Gardner

    Mrs. Kim Gardner 

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

    Mrs. Melissa Hickman 

    Library Assistant
    (817) 732-7718 ext. 3717
    Texas Christian University - BA
    Texas Wesleyan University - M.Ed.
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.