Education and Libraries

Education and Libraries Community Service Program

We aim to help others, while we also continue to learn. Projects in the Education and Libraries Community Service Program are designed to foster schools, as well as other educational institutions and opportunities. These projects promote libraries, literacy, and the love of a good book. Through these efforts, we encourage the growth of individuals and communities at home and around the world.

Little Libraries

Little Free Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes neighborhood book exchanges. The aim is to increase access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds. The NMBWC plays an active role in this initiative by sponsoring and supporting two Little Free Libraries on 3 rd Ave in NMB. Club members contribute by bringing books to club meetings while the committee ensures these libraries are maintained and restocked regularly. In addition, the NMBWC extends its support to four other Little Free Libraries located at 22 nd Ave, 9 th Ave and the Historical Museum in NMB

Coats for Kids

76 coats were collected at the October 2023 meeting and delivered by Cheryl Watson, Chair and other members of the Education Committee to NMB Middle School, Riverside Elementary, Ocean Drive Elementary and NMB High School. Way to go ladies!

Tools for School

Each September, the NMBWC collects school supplies to distribute to local elementary,
middle and high schools in North Myrtle Beach. This initiative aims to assist children
who cannot afford the necessary supplies for school. After the September meeting,
committee members gather to sort and divide the collected supplies before delivering
them to the schools. This effort ensures that all students have the materials they need
for a successful school year.

Scholarship Awards

Each year the North Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club awards North Myrtle Beach High School graduates  scholarships to attend the school of their choice.  The scholarships are awarded to students who not only excel in their studies, but are involved in many activities at school and in the community.

Bob Hope Reading Program

Members of the Advocacy for Children Committee met Tricia, a USO Volunteer (all the way from Lexington SC) to pick up our donation at Mission BBQ in NMB. Thanks to Kim Allen for her leadership on this initiative! Bob Hope USO allows service members to read a book to their child half way around the globe!

Pinwheel Garden

Several members of the NMB Woman’s Club and local Girl Scouts planted a pinwheel garden at the corner of Robert Edge Parkway & Highway 17 for Advocates for Children month. We hope that you were able to enjoy it as you rode by and thought about how pinwheels are symbolic of the happy childhood all children deserve.