The Zora Neale Hurston Branch Library is located at 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce, Florida 34947, just west of 29th Street. To see it in Google Maps, click here.

The facility is named in honor of Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), famed African American author, storyteller, folklorist and anthropologist who was born in Notasulga, Alabama, grew up in Eatonville, Florida, and spent the last two years of her life in Fort Pierce where she is buried. The Hurston Branch Library is also the starting point of the Zora Neale Hurston Dust Tracks Heritage Trail and home of Ade Rossman's "Zora Art Series," a cycle of paintings commissioned in 2006 by the St. Lucie County Cultural Affairs Department.

Marvin E. Hobson, Assistant Professor at Indian River State College, spoke on June 30th of this year at the Hurston Branch about Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo," Zora Neale Hurston's recently published story of Cudjo Lewis, a survivor of the transatlantic slave trade. Professor Hobson's lecture can be viewed on YouTube here.

Hours of Service
Tuesday 9 am - 7 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9 am - 7 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

Exceptions - Holidays & Closures
Thursday, July 4: Independence Day
Thursday-Friday, November 28-29: Thanksgiving

Telephone: 772-462-2154
Branch Supervisor -
Kathleen Flynn
Children's Program Specialist - Gabriel Gresham

One-on-one basic computer assistance by appointment! Call, email or come in to reserve your 30‐minute time slot. Bring your own device or use the library computers. Wednesdays 2 to 4 pm and Fridays 10 am to noon, appointment required. To schedule an appointment please contact Alex Rovito at 772‐462‐2154 or by e-mail at

S.T.E.A.M. Power!
2nd Saturday of each month @ 2:00 p.m.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math
Join us for fun, hands-on creative activities including games, projects, experiments and more!
Most suitable for kids ages 8 to 18.

Contraption Faction
3rd Saturday of each month @ 2:00 p.m.
Let’s get techie! Boys and girls join us to explore different areas of technology including coding with Scratch and Ozobots, circuitry with MaKey MaKey and Snap Circuits, solar power robots, and so much more. A fun way to learn using science, technology and engineering!
For kids ages 10 and up. No advanced registration is necessary but space is limited.

Events may be cancelled for holidays and other closures. For a full listing and to confirm specific events please see the Hurston Branch Library calendar.