Take a Picture Tour of Uniquely Transformative Reby Cary Youth Library
New Images Released of Fort Worth, Texas Library Designed by KAI
When many of us think of a traditional library, we generally imagine rows of bookshelves, tables with chairs, a check-out counter, and some standard seating. Now imagine a public library just for children; how would that look?
When posed with that same question, the designers at KAI answered with activity stations, bright colors, interactive art installations and cozy cubbies – not what you would expect from a traditional library. But then again, the new Reby Cary Youth Library in Fort Worth, Texas is anything but typical – it is extraordinary.
As the first Fort Worth Public Library designed specifically for children, teens and their caregivers, the $5.49 million library officially opened on Aug. 14 to much fanfare. Special guests at the ribbon cutting included Mayor Mattie Parker, District 8 City Councilman Chris Nettles, Library Director Manya Shorr and former City Councilmember Kelly Allen Gray. Faith Ellis, daughter of the library’s namesake – local African American educator Reby Cary – also participated in the ceremony.
Here’s a special look inside the transformative Reby Cary Youth Library: