Lots to cover this week but first we interrupt our regular scheduled posting for this brief COVID-19 update:
COVID-19 NOT in Dorchester County
Dorchester County, and the town of Summerville, Chamber of Commerce, DREAM, etc., have remained diligent about the safety and welfare of residents, businesses, and visitors. According to DHEC, the risk to the public remains low and there is no evidence of ongoing transmission in the community at this time.
Dorchester County Government is working in close coordination with the Office of the Governor of South Carolina, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the South Carolina Emergency Management Division to take proactive measures to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, DHEC is not recommending the closing of schools and local government offices.
That said, be smart, because as we know, changes happen daily. If you’re not feeling well, stay home! Here at the store we continue to regularly clean and disinfect all surface areas and encourage visitors to wash hands or use our provided hand sanitizers. Our treats are prepackaged (chips and fruit snacks) for the moment. At today’s wonderful poetry reading, writers and readers alike discussed the community impact and so far the most we’ve seen is better diligence and more fist bumps than handshakes.
If you feel the need to stay home and you need a book, you can use our online ordering option, call for a direct-to-home shipment, OR arrange curbside service, where we charge ahead for the book and can bring it out to you on your arrival. To phone the store with an order (more info below), please call 843-875-5171. For more info about our home orders and online shopping options, PLEASE CLICK HERE. We’ve set up a dedicated page for this to meet your demands.
Last Story Time ‘Til Summer!
Bring the kids over for wonderful story time fun with Colleen Rackleff! This will be the last meeting until June as attendance has been lagging, and expect many parents will have new challenges in the weeks ahead.
Meet Marie Crow March 21st!
Besides our Monday night writers group tomorrow, we can look forward to Third Thursday’s late open hours, and to Saturday, when children’s and YA author Marie Crow joins us for a book signing!
Book Clubs and Virtual Options
We’ve had some great book club meetings this past week, and many more to come! For those concerned about social distancing, no worries – you can join in on the night of the club from the comfort of your home!
We’ve arranged a special video conferencing feature with Zoom – we’ll give you the details on each event day and you’ll be able to join us with both video and audio! No computer? No problem, you can still join by phone. If you want to be notified about any of the next club’s meetings, email us at email@example.com so we can reach out to you directly on the day of the club meeting with details.
The Pulpwood Queens book club meets next Thursday, March 24th to discuss Blackwood by Michael Ferris Smith. Learn More HERE.
On April 2nd, our Living Large Book Club will talk about the remarkable A Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. Learn More HERE.
The YA Club read and discussed Scythe last week and our next book club choice is A List of Cages. April 9th (second Thursday) will be our next meeting so make sure to start reading! Learn More HERE.
Our Thrill in the ‘Ville club met last week to chat about YOU by Caroline Kepnes. The next club meeting will be on April 14th (second Tuesday) to discuss a fascinating book, Behind Her Eyes. Learn More HERE.
We’ll see you (or hear you!) on Main Street!
Thanks to All for a GREAT WEEK!
Last but not least, thanks to everyone who attended last week’s book clubs and events, and a big thanks to our poets who entertained readers on Saturday with their stellar work! As always, signed copies are available at the store.
We’ll post again on Thursday with any updates. ‘Til then, keep calm and read on!