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President Barack Obama Main Library Dedication Event

Friday, February 26th 2021

President Barack Obama Main Library Dedication Event

Friday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m.

Location: FB Live and St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 9th Ave. N.


The St. Petersburg Main Library, located at 3745 9th Ave. N., will be renamed the President Barack Obama Main Library in honor of America’s first African American president and in observance of Black History Month.


The dedication ceremony will be streamed via Facebook Live on Friday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. and can be viewed at facebook.com/StPeteFL. A limited number of attendees will be permitted on site at the dedication, with masks being necessary when within six feet of others.


The dedication and installation of a new sign will kick off renovations at the library. The facility will undergo renovations that will include an upgraded rear patio and outdoor gathering space, reconfiguration of interior spaces with new programming areas, additional parking spaces and more.


The Main Library will be temporarily closed for the renovations starting Thursday, April 1. Library patrons will be able to return items checked out from the Main Library at other St. Petersburg Library System locations and essential services will continue to be provided by the open libraries in accordance with existing health and safety measures.


Library patrons will be encouraged to visit the other St. Petersburg Library System locations:

  • Childs Park Community Library: 691 43rd St. S.
  • James W. Johnson Community Library: 1059 18th Ave. S.
  • Mirror Lake Community Library: 280 5th St. N.
  • North Community Library: 861 70th Ave. N.
  • South Community Library: 2300 Roy Hanna Dr. S.
  • West Community Library: 6700 8th Ave. N.


Learn more at splibraries.org.