UPDATE

Pioneer Memorial Library will reopen on Monday, June 1st.

 

Temporary hours will be Monday through Friday 9:00-4:00.

Only 10 patrons will be allowed in the building at a time. The east door (handicapped door facing the courthouse) will be the only entrance.  Each patron will be asked to limit their visit to 30 minutes using a ‘grab and go’ system. Internet computers and card catalogs are not available at this time. The photocopier is also not available. At this time, there will be no newspapers or current magazines available.

WIFI is available outside the building. Select ‘library public’.  No password needed.

If only returning items (except DVDs), please use the book drop at the south door. If you are planning on also checking/renewing items, please bring items into the library and return in the circulation desk book drop. The book drop will be open 9:00-4:00 Monday through Friday. It will not be open overnight or on weekends.

Donations are not accepted until further notice.

The summer reading program has been cancelled due to Covid-19.

To renew your library card or obtaining a new card, please bring a photo ID and proof of correct mailing address.

The staff asks that if you have a fever or are not feeling well, please stay home. If you have someone picking up items for you, please remember to give them your library card. CDC recommends 6 feet of social distance.

Be courteous of patrons and staff as we adjust to the ‘new normal’. Please bear with us during this time. Call 997-6513 if you have any questions.


Where The Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens
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Book list Owens' (Secrets of the Savanna, 2006) first novel is a leisurely, lyrical tale of a young woman growing up in isolation in the 1950s and 60s, in a marsh on the North Carolina coast. Kya is abandoned by her troubled mother when she is only six. Soon after, her four, much-older siblings leave, as does her alcoholic father a couple of years later. As Kya matures and teaches herself to be a naturalist, she is torn between two slightly older boys: kind, observant Tate and rascally, attractive Chase. Chase dies falling from a fire tower in his twenties, and the investigation of his possible murder, which alternates with the story of Kya's coming-of-age, provides much of the novel's suspense. Because the characters are painted in broad, unambiguous strokes, this is not so much a naturalistic novel as a mythic one, with its appeal rising from Kya's deep connection to the place where she makes her home, and to all of its creatures.--Margaret Quamme Copyright 2018 Booklist

From Booklist, Copyright © American Library Association. Used with permission.

Publishers Weekly In Owens's evocative debut, Kya Clark is a young woman growing up practically on her own in the wild marshes outside Barkley Cove, a small coastal community in North Carolina. In 1969, local lothario Chase Andrews is found dead, and Kya, now 23 and known as the "Marsh Girl," is suspected of his murder. As the local sheriff and his deputy gather evidence against her, the narrative flashes b...More