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Conway Library Receives Donation from the Rankin Family

Horry County officials are pleased to announce that this month they received the deed to a property donated to benefit the Conway Library, a part of the Horry County Memorial Library system. The property, located at 1008 Winding Road, Conway, South Carolina, was presented as a gift to the Library by Senator Luke Rankin at the Library’s 70th anniversary celebration on August 21, 2019. The Library is currently making plans for the property and details about how the Library plans to put this benevolent gift to best use will be announced at a future date.

“We are fortunate to have a wonderfully supportive community here in Horry County and all of us at the library are so appreciative of this gift from the Rankin family and their continued support of our organization and mission,” said Director of Libraries Cindy Thornley.

Teresa Moise, Chairman of the Library Board of Trustees, said, “The Board is incredibly grateful for this contribution from the Rankin family that will allow us to have an even bigger impact on the people of Horry County.”

Assistant County Administrator for Administration Barry Spivey provided this statement: “On behalf of Horry County Government I would like to extend our thanks to Senator Rankin and his family for providing us with this generous gift. It will bring tremendous value to the communities that we serve.”

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. 

Conway Library Parking Lot Closure

Conway, South Carolina – The Conway branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System will have its front (Main Street side) parking lot resealed and striped Thursday, September 15, 2016, and Friday, September 16, 2016 (weather permitting).  During this period, the parking lot will be inaccessible to patrons.  The rear parking lot (Laurel Street side) will be open but has limited parking.  The Conway Library will be open as normal during the process.

Please contact the Horry County Memorial Library System Administrative Offices at 843-915-5285 for any questions.

Conway Library to Celebrate South Carolina Appreciation Week

Horry County, South Carolina – The Conway branch of the Horry County Memorial Library will be celebrating South Carolina Appreciation Week, May 20-24, 2013. As part of the celebration, there will be a special visitor or event each day. Below is a schedule of events:
• Monday May 20: “A Taste of South Carolina.” From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the library will showcase South Carolina cookbooks and offer samples of delicious southern recipes.
• Tuesday May 21: At 11:30 a.m. the library will show a movie set in South Carolina (call for the title).
• Wednesday May 22: At 9 a.m., Walter Hill, director of the Horry County Museum, will share a presentation on Horry County history. At 11:00 a.m., Mrs. T. Moise will share a presentation on the Gullah language.
• Thursday May 23: From 6 p.m. until 7 p.m., Donna Johnson will share tales of South Carolina ghosts.
• Friday May 24: From 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. the Conway Library will have a drop-in barbecue tasting and voting for the favorite local barbecue.
Each event will feature typical South Carolina snacks, including boiled peanuts, benne seed wafers, and sweet tea. At the end of the week the library will give away a South Carolina “Home” print. For each event patrons attend, they will receive an entry in the drawing to win the print.
For more information, contact the Conway Library at 843-915-READ (7323).