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Library Facilities will Reopen with ´╗┐Select Services & Hours

Beginning Monday, May 18, 2020, Horry County Libraries will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the following services:

Reserve a Computer

Call your library to reserve a public computer. Limit one hour per day, per customer.

Brief Browse

15 to 20 minute browse and check-out time for library materials. The number of people in the library at one time will be limited.

Contactless Curbside Pickup

Call your library and make an appointment to pick up your holds. Place holds on the Library website at hcml.org.

Library guests are required to wear a face covering and limit their visits to the times in the guidelines. The facilities are following the CDC’s recommendations for face covering, social distancing, hand washing and surface disinfecting. There will be no meetings or programs during this initial reopening phase. In addition, the library cannot accept book donations at this time.



Upcoming Meetings April 27-May 1, 2020

All meetings will take place virtually and will be broadcast on the Horry County Government website as well as the Government Access Channel (Spectrum/Time Warner channel 1301 or Horry Telephone Cooperative Channel 14).

Click to watch the video remotely

 

Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee

Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 9 a.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda.

 

Planning Commission Workshop

Thursday, April 30, 2020, 3 p.m.

Click here to view and download the agenda or here for the packet.

 

The Keep Horry County Beautiful meeting for next week was canceled. Click HERE for a letter from KHCB detailing their ongoing efforts.

 

Horry County Memorial Library Offers Curbside Service

[Conway, South Carolina, April 24, 2020] – Horry County Memorial Library will begin curbside pickup Friday, April 24, 2020, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

 

In order to pick up holds:

  • Call your library to reserve a time for pick-up
  • Be prepared to give customer name, library card number, car make, model, and license tag number.
  • Park in the assigned space at the library and pop the back of the vehicle
  • A staff member will place materials in the vehicle and close the back.
  • Enjoy!

 

Electronic cards (eCards) are available for anyone that currently needs a Library card. An eCard can be gotten by calling any Horry County Library.

Customers are reminded that all due dates have been extended for materials currently checked out and that no fines will be incurred during the time the Library is closed.

One happy Library customer stated that she doesn’t care if everything else remains closed, as long as the Library reopens. We hope to see you all soon!

 

Horry County Memorial Library Locations and Phone Numbers

 

·        Aynor 843-358-3324

·        Bucksport 843-397-1950

·        Carolina Forest 843-915-5282

·        Conway 843-915-7323

·        Green Sea-Floyds 843-392-0994

·        Little River 843-915-5284

·        Loris 843-756-8101

·        North Myrtle Beach 843-915-5281

·        Socastee 843-915-5283

·        Surfside 843-915-5280

 

COVID 19 UPDATE

Horry County Government offices remain closed to the public for the week of April 27, 2020, excluding all airports. Limited court functions will continue. In addition, all state offices in County facilities will remain open, as directed by the Governor. 

We strongly urge the public to handle business online where possible. We understand that there are crucial transactions that must take place and are not available online. The public is asked to call those departments directly for information and coordination.

Court for Horry County Magistrate Court and Circuit Court is canceled the week of April 27. Jurors should not report to the courthouse next week. 

Horry County Central Traffic Court is canceled indefinitely due to COVID-19 and the Governor’s Stay At Home Order. Notices regarding rescheduling will be mailed out when court resumes. The office staff is still available by phone (843-915-5070) for any further information.

The Horry County Emergency phone bank will close at 5 p.m. today and will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 27, 2020.



Horry County Government Postpones Budget Retreat; Library Offers eCard Resources

As Horry County officials continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, County Council decided to postpone the upcoming Budget Retreat to April 16-17, 2020.

The County will also postpone the Accommodations Tax meeting to April 15, 2020.

County buildings and facilities remain closed to the public. We strongly urge the public to handle business online where possible. We understand that there are crucial transactions that must take place and are not available online. The public is asked to call those departments directly for information and coordination.

During these difficult times, Horry County Memorial Library announces a new eCard option for accessing live homework help, eBooks, online courses, and education/career tools.

With your library card or eCard, you can access:

  • Live homework help at tutor.com
  • 7 items per month at hoopladigital.com
  • 3 items at a time at yourcloudlibrary.com, 
  • TumbleBooks and TumbleMath, Teen Book Cloud, BrainPop Jr., Britannica Learning Zone, Learn360, and the complete collection of Magic School Bus videos
  • Practice tests for SAT, ACT, AP Exams, GED, exams for civil service, military and professional licensing and certifications
  • And much more

To obtain an eCard or to inquire into the library’s internet hotspot program for Horry County students, please call 843-915-7323 or email hcml@horrycounty.org 

We understand that these are trying and difficult times. We ask our community to be patient and to continue to practice good hygiene and social distancing. We also encourage healthy individuals to donate blood to help offset severe shortages due to the pandemic. Those interested can schedule an appointment at: www.redcrossblood.org

Horry County officials are actively monitoring conditions and will make ongoing adjustments as called for.

 



North Myrtle Beach Library To Close For Maintenance

The North Myrtle Beach branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System will be closed at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2020, for maintenance.

Patrons are encouraged to visit any one of the other branches of the Horry County Memorial Library System. Locations and hours can be found on the website.

For more information, contact the Horry County Memorial Library System’s Administrative Office at (843) 915-5285.



Horry County Memorial Library Receives 4.4 Million Dollar Bequest

The Horry County Memorial Library is thrilled to announce a 4.4 million dollar bequest from the estates of John C. Thompson and Barbara Thompson.

The Horry County Memorial Library Board and Administration along with local community leaders will be recognizing the family at the upcoming celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Conway Library. The anniversary event is scheduled for August 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the Library Administration Offices (formerly the Conway Library), located at 1008 5th Avenue.

The gift, the single largest donation in the library’s history, was given in memory of John’s parents, Frank A. Thompson and Donna C. Thompson. Frank Thompson was one of the founding members of the Horry County Memorial Library. The original library building on Fifth Avenue in Conway opened in 1949 and Frank Thompson’s name is engraved on the entry plaque by the front door.   

John and Barbara Thompson dedicated their lives to helping the community and investing in education. John was a successful attorney and Barbara was a teacher, understanding the needs of the people in this area. Their gift is designated for the Conway Library in order to benefit and provide educational advantages for the residents of Conway and surrounding areas.

Director of Horry County Libraries Cynthia Thornley said, “Libraries are not in the book business, they are in the learning business! Our libraries teach everything from pre-literacy skills to computer coding classes and virtual reality. The incredibly generous gift from the Thompson family will ensure that our library is able to continue their legacy of learning for generations.”

“The board is tremendously thankful to the Thompson family for their contribution that will change lives for years to come at the Conway library,” said Teresa Moise, Chairman of the Library Board of Trustees.

Horry County Memorial Libraries includes ten branches and a bookmobile in locations around Horry County dedicated to informing, enriching, and empowering all persons in our community by creating and promoting free and easy access to a diverse array of available ideas and information. 



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