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 K-4, and the Moncrief Library serves grades 5-12. Staffing includes three professional librarians and one full-time assistant.

News and Announcements

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  • Patricia Polacco Visits FWCD

    Shannon Rossman Allen
    Renowned author Patricia Polacco spent the day on the Fort Worth Country Day campus on November 2, gifting us with a storytelling voice like no other. Students were mesmerized as she shared tidbits about her family, stories of Babushka (her grandmother), Natasha, and her rotten, redheaded older brother. One of the most exciting moments was when she asked the students if they’d like to see the Keeping Quilt.
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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.

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.

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.

Annual Book Fair

Grades K-8 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 have selected books with literary merit but have avoided titles that must be studied in class to be understood. 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.

Library Hours

Lower School Library
7:45 am-2:00 pm daily

Moncrief Library
7:30 am-6:00 pm daily*

*During early release days, the Moncrief Library will close 1 hour after the last division is dismissed.

Upcoming Author Visits

Dan Gemeinhart
March 28, 2018




Meet the Librarians

List of 4 members.

  • Mrs. Tammy Wolford 

    Head Librarian/LS Librarian
    (817) 732-7718 ext. 3625
    University of North Texas - MLS
    Northern IL University - BS.Ed
  • Ms. Teresa Crafton 

    Upper School Librarian / Technology Librarian
    (817) 732-7718 Ext 3339
    Minnesota State University-Mankato - M.S.
    University of Washington - M.Libr.
    University of Washington - B.A.
  • 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 K-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.