News outlets around the country have reported that Fort Worth Public Library will be closing its library branch and turning it into a standalone building in the spring of 2021.
The news has been confirmed by Fort Worth City Manager Mark Tatum.
Tatum said that the Fort Worth library branch will not reopen in the summer and that the building will be closed in 2019.
The library branch is the only branch of the library that is not closed for renovations.
Fort Worth Public Libraries is the first library in the state to open in the fall and is expected to be the last library in Fort Dallas to close in the winter.
The last time a Fort Worth public library closed was in 2015.
The library will be in the basement of the building, which is currently the office of the city’s chief financial officer.
The new library will feature a larger collection of books, DVDs, and digital content, as well as more than 200 digital signage options, Tatum said.
The new library is expected for completion in the first quarter of 2021, according to Tatum, and will serve as a library for the Fort Wayne, Fort Worth, and Dallas-Fort Worth areas.