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Reby Cary Youth Library

3851 E. Lancaster Ave. - 2021

  • Reby Cary Youth Library
    Reby Cary Youth Library
  • Reby Cary Youth Library Entrance
    Reby Cary Youth Library Entrance
  • Reby Cary Youth Library at Dusk  Photograph by Daniel Haase
    Reby Cary Youth Library at Dusck - Photograph by Daniel Haase

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. 

 

Architectural Style:
Modern

Architect:
KAI, St. Louis

Category:
Library