Middletown Radio Talks About MayFest With Corbit-Calloway Library

The Corbit-Calloway Memorial Library in Odessa is hosting their MayFest community fundraiser on Saturday, May 5 from 9am to 3pm. The event at the library on High Street features outdoor crafters, vendors, food, games and prizes for kids. There will be live music, a petting zoo, wandering costume characters, a gigantic book sale, kids and dads pie eating contest, and a huge raffle. Proceeds benefit the library’s summer reading program.

Middletown Radio had the opportunity to chat with Corbit-Calloway Library Director Karen Quinn who said that MayFest has been going on for more than 20 years. While the library is a contract member of the New Castle County’s library system, they only get a small amount of funding so most of their operating budget comes from fundraising and from individual grants. MayFest is the primary fundraising event used to fund the library’s extensive children’s programs.

Quinn said that the raffle is one of the primary moneymakers at MayFest and the items, donated by community members and businesses, can be viewed at the library all through the rest of April. High Street will be closed during the event and vendors and crafters can buy a table to sell their wares during the event. Food vendors will be available during the day and there will be children’s games on the library grounds. For $5, you can buy a wristband for the kids to enjoy the games all during the event. Among the live music performers is local musician Aaron Maloney who often performs for children at the library.

The Corbit-Calloway Library is at 115 High Street in Odessa. For more information, call (302) 378-8838 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit them on the web at http://www.corbitlibrary.org.

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