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CORE: Community Outreach Reading Empowerment

The CORE program brings library services to patrons who can't come to the library because of age, health or physical limitations.

  • CORE is a FREE service!
  • Participating patrons and facilities receive deliveries and services several times a year.
  • Call Frances Reyes at 910-798-6347 for more details or email

Services include:

Browsing Bookmobile: The librarian brings a selection of materials (can include: large print books, regular print books, audiobooks, and DVDS) and sets them up in the facility for residents to browse and check them out.

Check-out to Facility: A selection of materials is checked out directly to the facility and dropped off with a staff member (usually the Activities Director or equivalent) along with a check-out list. The facility is responsible for keeping up with and loaning material to the residents and seeing that it’s returned or renewed on the next visit.

Books-By-Mail: This is a fast and convenient mailing service that supplies printed books, DVDS, and audiobooks by the U.S. Postal Service for free. Your order will be delivered to your home with a return label and postage included. Items may be kept up to six weeks.

Main Library
201 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Northeast Regional Library
1241 Military Cutoff Road
Wilmington, NC 28405

Pine Valley Library
3802 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412

Pleasure Island Library
1401 N. Lake Park Boulevard
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Call (910) 798-6300
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
Friday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1 - 5 pm