The Fort Worth Public Library will celebrate the grand opening of its newest facility on the far southwest side of town this weekend.
The community is invited to the Vivian J. Lincoln Library at 8829 McCart Ave. on Saturday, July 8 at 9:30 a.m.
The 18,000-sqft facility has large windows, treelike structures and designs, quiet reading rooms, and study spaces.
Other unique features include a 12-ft-long dinosaur slide made of car and machine parts — relocated from the Central Library — and an atrium-like element called “the lantern,” which provides a creative space for children.
The facility is named after the former principal of Jackie Carden Elementary School in Crowley ISD. Vivian J. Lincoln served as the principal for 15 years before retiring in 2017. Her name was selected through a public voting process last year.
“My mom would have been so humbled, delighted, and filled with gratitude to have the newest library named in her honor,” said Melissa Smith, Vivian’s daughter.