The Houston Public Library system's Eleanor Freed-Montrose Neighborhood Library is reopening April 15 after closing to the public briefly in March.

According to an April 11 news release from the city of Houston, Mayor John Whitmire asked members of the library administration to meet with stakeholders and create a plan to safely reopen the building and welcome back the public.

The library originally closed due to safety concerns and facility issues, and while specific areas will be restricted for public safety reasons, some services will reopen, including access to a collection of books, e-resources, engaging programs, meeting space, computers, print services and outdoor Wi-Fi.

A mini event will be held April 15 starting at 10 a.m. to celebrate the reopening, which will include brief remarks from city officials followed by story time; arts and crafts; book giveaways; and a 120th anniversary, limited-edition card signing.