Grab-and-Go Packets Available!

If you haven’t come by to pick up our AWESOME grab-and-go packets for preschoolers and school aged kids, drop by! Send us a picture of your finished projects and get entered to win a weekly ice-cream certificate to Uncle Mikes Ice-cream in Middletown! (packets are limited- available on a first-come first-serve basis)

Summer Reading is here!

We are open! (Mostly ;))

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!

Crop Swap!

Free Seed Library is Back!

FREE SEED LIBRARY IS BACK! If you are ready to start your seeds or start gathering what you would like to plant, stop by the library. A cart with the usual seed library and information will be in the foyer. Here is how it will work:

1. Come into the foyer (please do NOT enter the rest of the building yet, library is still closed to the public)

2. Pick your seeds

3. Write your name and seed packets on clipboard

4. Wipe down seed library with provided wipes

Need help? Schedule a virtual appointment!

ATTENTION SENIORS!!

CALL LIBRARY FOR BOTH APPLICATIONS

Women’s Club of Odessa Scholarship:
The Women’s Club of Odessa (WCO), a member of the Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs, is offering students residing in the Appoquinimink School District an opportunity to apply for one of four $1000 scholarships for post-secondary education or career training. Funding of scholarships is made possible by the annual “Christmas in
Odessa” colonial home tour. The mission of the WCO is to give back to the community through educational scholarships, supporting local projects, and historic preservation. The WCO awards scholarships to students who show a commitment to their communities through volunteerism.

The Carol Pearl Inspirational Grant:
Carol Pearl was a lifelong educator who loved children, especially those who often went unnoticed, unrecognized or simply seemed to slip through the cracks in our educational system. Our goal is to identify and reward a student whose average academics does not begin to reflect his/her true potential, someone whose inspired determination, resilience,
perseverance and willingness simply to keep going can be substituted for academic deficits. Few people who have achieved great success have done so solely because they earned good grades; they know the critical importance of the very qualities this Grant will recognize.
The Women’s Club of Odessa (WCO), a member of the Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs, is offering students residing in the Appoquinimink School District (ASD) an opportunity to apply for one $1000 grant for post-secondary education or career training. Funding of this grant is made possible jointly by Mr. David Pearl and the WCO. The mission
of the WCO is to give back to the community through educational scholarships, supporting local projects, and historic preservation.

Storytime Packets Coming!!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library-GET FREE BOOKS!

OPEN FOR CURBSIDE-Everyday!

Although we are still NOT open for the public to enter the library, we are excited to announce beginning the week of June 15, the library will be offering contactless curbside pickup.

What does this entail?

1. Curbside will be available all open hours:

Mondays 1:00-5:00
Tuesdays 10:00-4:00
Wednesdays 10:00-4:00
Thursdays 1:00-5:00
Fridays 10:00-4:00
Saturdays 9:00-1:00

2. You can continue or begin to put books on hold online. When a book arrives for you either they system will send you a text or email or we will call you. This is based on your account preference.  You may also call, if you need help placing a hold. If it’s after hours, please feel free to leave a message.

3. Curbside instructions
-Library staff or text/email will notify you when your materials are available for pick up.
-Items may only be picked up all open hours. 
-Drive to the library to pick up holds
-Call the library at 302-378-8838 when you are parked
-Staff will retrieve your checked out items, and bring them to your car. Remain in your vehicle with the trunk open, library staff will place your items in the trunk and move away.​

4. We will have limited hours for phone calls to address holds, reference questions and more (you are always welcome to leave messages during closed hours).
Hours will be:
Mondays 1:00-5:00
Tuesdays 10:00-4:00
Wednesdays 10:00-4:00
Thursdays 1:00-5:00
Fridays 10:00-4:00
Saturdays 9:00-1:00

5. Library will still be closed to public. Unfortunately this still means public bathrooms and computers are closed. You are more than welcome to use extended Wifi coverage we offer outside the building.