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Conway Library Temporarily Closes

The Conway Library is temporarily closed for precautionary safety measures.  Curbside Pickup is still available at the Conway Library, call 843-915-7323 to make an appointment.  
 

Other Horry County Libraries remain open, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.  
 

Face masks are required.



Upcoming Meetings for May 25-29, 2020

Horry County Council and County Council Committees will resume in-person meetings beginning next week. Social distancing protocols will be enforced and seating will be limited. Overflow space will be set up to accommodate public viewing. Attendees are encouraged to wear a face-covering when entering the building and when social distancing is not possible or practical. Public input for County Council and County Council Committee meetings remains suspended until further notice.

The meeting will also be broadcast, as usual, on the Government Access television channels and horrycounty.org website.

Click to watch the video remotely. 

All Horry County Government offices, except Public Safety operations, will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020, in observance of Memorial Day.

Administration Committee

Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 2 p.m.

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

 

The following meetings will be conducted virtually (you can use the above link to watch the meeting on your computer).

Welcome Back Committee

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 10:30 a.m.

Planning Commission Workshop

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 3 p.m.

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

 

Horry County Government COVID 19 Operations Update

Horry County Government's administrative, public safety, and library facilities remain open to the public the week of May 25-29, 2020. The Horry County Museum and the L.W. Paul Living History Farm will reopen Tuesday, May 26, 2020, with enhanced safety protocols. Horry County recreation centers remain closed.

Following the guidance from Governor McMaster and state agencies, Horry County will allow public access to its buildings with best safety practices being implemented. Safety measures will include:

  • Everyone in high-traffic public areas will be required to wear masks while inside facilities. This includes lobbies, waiting areas, customer service counters, etc. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own mask and wear it prior to entering the facilities.
  • Occupancy limits will be set in public areas of offices and lobbies.
  • Physical distancing guidelines will be in place.
  • Services made available online will continue and the public is encouraged to use online services when possible.
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations will be stationed in public areas.
  • Enhanced cleaning operations will continue.

To help alleviate crowding in public areas, Horry County encourages individuals to continue to do business online and over the phone with county departments where possible. Horry County will continue to phase into operations as conditions permit, and ask for patience if wait times exist.

Anyone planning to visit a County building during the initial re-opening phase should be prepared to check in with staff located at the entrance to the facility. Visitors may be asked to wait outside the office or facility depending on the capacity of the facility.

County officials remind everyone to continue to follow CDC and S.C. DHEC safety guidelines as well as Governor McMaster’s executive orders that remain in effect.

Court for Horry County Magistrate Court and Circuit Court is canceled the week of May 25th. Jurors should not report to the courthouse next week. 

Horry County Central Traffic Court is canceled indefinitely due to COVID-19. 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 Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

 

Library Facilities Reminder

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 urged 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.

 



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.

 



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