Hello Corbit-Calloway Memorial Family,
We have MANY updates for you!
Beginning the week of April 12, New Castle County libraries will begin reopening following County, State and Federal health guidelines as well as best practices established by National Library organizations. This includes Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library!
Select in-person services will be available at Corbit on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays. You will be able to browse special new materials collection, checkout materials, pick up holds, and register for library cards. We will also offer public computer and printer use with a focus on adult patrons who may be lacking Internet access. Computers will be first come first serve. If all computers are being used we will ask patrons to wait in their car until one becomes available. If you are coming in to use computers call us upon arrival to check computer status. Computer usage will be scheduled in 45-minute intervals to allow for cleaning between patron sessions. During this reopening stage, in-person programs will not be held in libraries and meeting rooms and study rooms will not be available to the public for reservation.
Although we are reopening in phases, we will CONTINUE TO OFFER CURBSIDE ALL OPEN HOURS, which have proved popular. In addition to providing library materials, patrons have received staff curated “book bundles” on requested topics, and print-on-demand requests.
Additionally, we will still continue to offer free wireless broadband Internet service in our parking lot as well as introduce a new service provided through a grant from the Delaware Division of Libraries for checkout of Chromebooks and Hotspots to library patrons.
While this is the first phase of reopening, as vaccination eligibility expands, we expect in-person hours to be added accordingly.
Corbit will also be expanding hours! Below will be the new schedule:
Mondays: 1:00-6:00 (curbside only)
Tuesdays: 10:00-6:00 (curbside & in-person)
Wednesdays: 10:00-6:00 (curbside & in-person)
Thursdays: 1:00-6:00 (curbside & in-person)
Fridays: 10:00-6:00 (curbside only)
Saturdays: 9:00-1:00 (curbside only)
If you have any questions or concerns. Please feel free to reach out. We are here to serve. CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU GUYS!