The public library in St. Petersburg, Fla., is being relabelled in honor of the 44th president of the United States. This fall, the structure will get a significant facelift as the President Barack Obama Community Library.
Mayor Rick Kriseman, who got a recommendation from Obama, states other roadways and structures in Florida are beginning to bear the name of the previous president so it’s time for St. Pete to do the very same.
“He is guy who served honorably for 2 terms and has actually currently been ranked by historians,” Kriseman stated throughout a statement Monday.
The brand-new name will feature a $16-million cost spent for with funds from Penny for Pinellas account.
The existing midcentury modern-day structure integrated in the early 60’s will be revamped to be more handicap-accessible. The back patio area will be remodelled to host neighborhood occasions and celebrations and more innovation will be included throughout the structure.
It’ s no coincidence that Kriseman made the statement the early morning of Presidents Day in the middle of Black History Month to commemorate the country’s very first African American president.
The library strategy is anticipated to pass City Council’s authorizing vote. Just parts of the library will be closed down throughout remodellings.