The Reby Cary Youth Library is Fort Worth’s first and only library solely for young people and their families. The library, designed by the St Louis-based firm KAI Enterprises, opened in summer 2021 and has quickly become a standout destination for families visiting Fort Worth. The library includes a large ceiling-mounted mobile with lighted multi-color LEDs and 20,000 glass marbles as a public art installation.
The library is named for Reby Cary, and honors his legacy as a pioneer in the African-American community. Cary was a World War II veteran who broke through many color barriers throughout his long career as an educator with the Fort Worth Independent School District and as a three-term member of the Texas House of Representatives.
Text provided by Daniel Haase.
KAI, St. Louis