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Florida library to be renamed after former President Obama

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A Florida library is being renamed after former president Barack Obama.

St. Petersburg’s main library will officially be renamed the President Barack Obama Main Library on Friday, Fox 13 reports.

The city is making the change during Black History Month to celebrate and honor the nation’s first Black president.

“Highlighting Barack Obama’s extraordinary story and history-making presidency in this way will inspire generations of young people,” Mayor Rick Kriseman said in a statement. “I believe the President Barack Obama Main Library will not only complement city buildings bearing the name of local trailblazers, but will serve as an example to other cities.”