Martin County Library System Press Releases

December 22, 2009

Join the Big Read Kickoff Adventure Jan. 9!


DATE:  December 3, 2009

CONTACT: Lynn Warner 772-219-4975,       

WHO:                    Martin County Library System with event sponsors The Friends of the Hobe Sound Library, Junior League of Martin County, Jonathan Dickinson State Park and Gulf Stream Council Boy Scouts of America.

                    WHAT:                  THE “BIG READ” KICKOFF ADVENTURE

The Martin County Library System’s Big Read program will begin Saturday, January 9, 2010 with an afternoon of activities at Jonathan Dickinson State Park in Hobe Sound.  Starting at noon, there will be free admission to the park with a Martin County library card.  Events begin at 1:00 p.m. Free copies of classic and children’s versions of the Big Read book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain will be available while supplies last.

Scheduled activities include:

  • Special proclamation officially beginning the Big Read program


  • Songs, stories and characterizations by Entertainer Extraordinaire Suzy Hammer
  • Park and river tours
  • Scavenger and treasure hunts – prizes for participants
  • Campfire ceremony and songs
  • Bring a lunch – picnic tables available


The Big Read is an initiative of the NEA designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.  For more information about The Big Read please visit  To learn about Big Read events planned in Martin County during 2010 visit

WHEN:                  Saturday, January 9, 2010, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:                Jonathan Dickinson State Park, 16450 Southeast Federal Highway, Hobe Sound, FL

HOW:                    Free with Martin County Library System library card.                            

For more information, contact Lynn Warner 772-219-4975



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