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North Myrtle Beach Library Closed Temporarily

Conway, South Carolina – Due to a maintenance issue, the North Myrtle Beach branch of the Horry County Memorial Library will close Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 2:30 p.m.

During the closure, patrons are encouraged to visit the Horry County Memorial Library’s other nine locations throughout Horry County.

For a list of locations or more information visit the Horry County Memorial Library online or contact the Horry County Memorial Library Administrative offices at 843-915-5285.

UPDATE 06/15/18: The Library will reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018.

Horry County Patriot Tree Dedication

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – The Horry County Board of Architectural Review and Historic Preservation, the City of North Myrtle Beach, the Driftwood Garden Club, the Yaupon Garden Club, and the Horry County Historical Society will host a dedication for the Horry County Patriot Tree Project September 11, 2015, at 11 a.m. at McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach.  

The Horry County Patriot Tree Project pairs historic trees with soldiers from Horry County who served during the Civil War.  Each tree will have a QR code marker which will direct smart phone users to a website listing the soldier’s name, birth date, birth place, death date, burial place, and other available details of the soldier’s service.  

During the dedication, eleven trees will be paired with Civil War veterans of Horry County.  Honored at the ceremony will be: 

  • Thomas W. Bell
  • William Adams Bell
  • Ezekiel Hawes
  • George T. Litchfield
  • John L. Litchfield
  • Thomas Livingston
  • Milby Shelley
  • Thomas Reedie Stephens
  • John J. Stroud
  • James Vault
  • Richard W. Wood 

The ceremony is free and open to the public. 

For more information, contact Mary Catherine Hyman, Senior Planner with Horry County Planning & Zoning at 843-915-5340.

North Myrtle Beach Library to Close for Inventory

Conway, South Carolina – The North Myrtle Beach branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System will close Tuesday, March 25, 2014, and Wednesday, March 26, 2014, for inventory. Patrons are encouraged to visit one of the other nine branches of the Horry County Memorial Library System. The North Myrtle Beach Library will reopen Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.

For further information, contact Horry County Memorial Library System Administrative Office at 843-248-1544.

North Myrtle Beach Library to Host Teen Summer Programs

Horry County, South Carolina – The North Myrtle Beach branch of the Horry County Memorial Library will host free events throughout the summer for area teens in grades 6 through 12:

June 1-August 10-Beneath the Surface Art Contest
Prize: $25 gift certificate
Open to grades 6-12. Any medium and style including photography are welcome. Unlimited entries. Contest runs from June 1- August 10. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Amazon and their art will be displayed in the Teen room at the NMBL!

June 15 at 11 a.m.-Caribbean Luau
Summer Reading Kickoff! The library will have smoothies, games, and music by teenage steel drummer Justin Matthews.

June 29 at 11 a.m. - Martial Arts FTW
The Korean martial art Tae Kwon Do will be demonstrated by 3rd Degree black belt Kelly Willard.

July 13 at 11 a.m. - In the Dark with Shadow Art
Teens are invited to drop by the Library and try out Shadow Art.

July 27 at 11 a.m.-Steampunk Kaleidoscopes
Steampunk is a combination of Victorian era style, awesome steam powered technology, and otherworldly plot lines. Teens will make their own metallic cog-and-gear steampunk Kaleidoscope with artist Taylor Hemple!

August 3 at 11 am-Phasma Paranormal
Teens are invited to join Kelly and Mike Brosky, of Phasma Paranormal, as they talk about what they do, how they do it, and their best evidence.

August 10 @ 11 am-Rock On with Indie Band Camazotz End/ Pizza Party and Summer Reading Awards
Indie band Camazotz End will be at the North Myrtle Beach Library to rock out the Summer Reading Finale! There will be lots of pizza, mingling, and awards!

Summer Reading Prizes!
1st Place~$50 gift certificate to Amazon
2nd Place~ $25 gift certificate to Amazon
3rd Place~$10 gift certificate to Amazon

For more information, contact the North Myrtle Beach Library at 843-5281.