St. Pete library renamed for former President Barack Obama

Pinellas County

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — In honor of Black History Month, the city of St. Petersburg has renamed its main library for America’s first Black president.

The city held a dedication ceremony for the President Barack Obama Main Library on Friday morning.

The city council approved the name change three years ago. Mayor Rick Kriseman said the library would undergo a $6 million renovation, which was funded by Penny for Pinellas sales tax revenue.

The renovations will include an upgraded rear patio and outdoor gathering space, reconfiguration of interior spaces with new programming areas, additional parking spaces, ADA-compliant restrooms, HVAC improvements, asbestos abatement and fire protection, the city said.

“As I said three years ago when we announced the changes we will see here and the new name for St. Petersburg’s main library, highlighting Barack Obama’s extraordinary story and history-making presidency in this way will inspire generations of young people,” Kriseman said.

The President Barack Obama Main Library is located at 3745 9th Avenue North in St. Petersburg.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

April 24 2021 08:00 am

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss