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Socastee Library Awarded American Dream Literacy Initiative Grant

Conway, South Carolina-The Socastee Library, a branch of the Horry County Memorial Library System, has been awarded a $10,000 American Dream Literacy Initiative Grant by the American Library Association and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant will be used to establish an “English Language Learners” (ELL) program at the Socastee Library to assist various communities to learn English. The grant is one of 16 that have been awarded across the United States through a competitive, peer-reviewed application process for which 98 libraries applied.

The library will host small group instruction Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., one-on-one conversation instruction, where students will need make an appointment during library hours, and “Let’s Speak English”, a conversational session that will be held Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

The grant money will be also be used to purchase technology such as iPads and a mobile Smart Board. This technology will enable staff and volunteers to interact with students while conducting the programs and will allow students to learn or improve their English speaking, reading, and writing skills. 

The Socastee Library will continue to partner with Horry County Adult Education to improve lives in our community and advocate for literacy. The library is also in the planning stages of partnering with the Horry County Literacy Council to create additional support for the community and to offer tailored assistance to attendees of the offered programs.

For more information, please contact the Socastee Library at (843) 215-4700.

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Socastee Library Parking Lot to Be Repaved

Conway, South Carolina – The parking lot of the Socastee branch of the Horry Memorial Library system will be repaved Monday, May 8, 2017, and Tuesday, May 9, 2017.  To accomplish this, the parking lot will be closed.  Signage will be in place to direct patrons of alternate parking areas.  Once parked, patrons will be directed to enter the library via one of the two side entrances as the main entry will be locked.

Patrons with questions are encouraged to call the Socastee Library at 843-915-215-4700.

Socastee Library to Close for Inventory

Conway, South Carolina-The Socastee branch of the Horry County Memorial Library will close Monday, May 9, 2016, and Tuesday, May 10, 2016, to perform an inventory.  Library patrons are encouraged to visit one of the other nine branches located throughout Horry County.

For a list of branches, hours, and more visit the Horry County Memorial Library System online or call the administrative office at 843-915-5285.

Rosewood Boat Landing to Temporarily Close for Ramp Replacement

Conway, South Carolina – The Rosewood Boat Landing, located at 4698 Peachwood Court, will be closed on Monday, April 4, for 90 days to replace the existing ramp. Boaters are encourage to use other boat landings in the area to include the Socastee Yacht Basin, Peachtree Landing or Enterprise Landing. The cost of the ramp replacement is $102,420. 

Socastee Park to Be Closed for Repairs

Conway, South Carolina – Horry County Parks and Recreation will close the Socastee Park located at 7485 Butler Road in Myrtle Beach on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, through 3 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, weather permitting, for parking lot improvements.  Citizens are encouraged to visit one of the other 29 Horry County Parks and Recreation sites located throughout Horry County. 

For more information, contact Horry County Parks and Recreation at 843-915-5330.