These grant funded programs encourage kids in select after-school programs to read books with black female leading characters. Created by Marley Dias in 2015 when she was 10 years old, the #1000BlackGirlBooks drive went viral! Sponsored by The Library Foundation of Martin County, Inc., the Martin County Library System is proud to partner with youth organizations to facilitate book discussions that include free copies of the books, introspective crafts, as well as special guest speakers.

Hobe Sound B.L.A.S.T. Program

August to December on the last Friday of the month from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Banner Lake
12212 SE Lantana Ave.
Hobe Sound, FL 33455

Funded by the Hobe Sound Community Chest

East Stuart Program

October to February on the first Tuesday of the month from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Stuart 10th Street Center
724 SE 10th St.
Stuart, FL 34994

Funded by The Community Foundation Martin - St. Lucie

Indiantown Program

February to May from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Funded by The Community Foundation Martin - St. Lucie