Bear Library

  1. New Castle County libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, February 1, for the Lincoln's Birthday holiday.

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1000 Books

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

New Castle County Libraries invite you to participate in this free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she begins kindergarten. For more information, check out what New Castle County Libraries have to offer (PDF) or visit www.1000booksbeforekindergarten.org.

  1. Play Now Civil Rights Quiz -Kahoot Challenge

    Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
    Time: 12:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Online

    Play a fun quiz in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.';s birthday. Put your Civil Rights knowledge...

  2. Storytime

    Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
    Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
    Library: New Castle Public Library

    Join us for stories and fun!

    This event will be held via Facebook Live: 

  3. Yoga Tales

    Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
    Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Presenter: Amy Vistorek
    Location: Online

    Enjoy stories and easy yoga poses with a calming guided...

  4. Happy Tales - PAWS for People

    Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Paws for People
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries
    ...

  5. Scratch Jr.

    Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle Public Library

    Kids ages 4-8 and their parents are invite to try out...

  6. Play Now Civil Rights Quiz -Kahoot Challenge

    Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
    Time: 12:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Online

    Play a fun quiz in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.';s birthday. Put your Civil Rights...

  7. NASA: See Close, See Far with Route 9 Library

    Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
    Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Presenter: Ms. Debbie
    Location: Online
    Library: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center
    ...

  8. Story Time and Q&A with DeShanna Neal

    Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Library: Woodlawn Public Library

    Join author DeShanna Neal for a story time featuring her new picture book My Rainbow,...

  9. CAROLINE TODD Author Event

    Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Presenter: Carolyn Todd
    Location: Online
    Library: Newark Free Library

    Caroline Todd...

  10. Senior Coffee with Elsmere Library

    Date: Monday, January 25, 2021
    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Sharon Concannon
    Location: Online
    Library: Elsmere Public Library

    Bring...

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Ask a Librarian Delaware is operated by Delaware library staff who can help you online, just as we do in person, from the convenience of your computer or cell phone.  You can ask us through email and text.  Please contact us and we will get back to you, whether it’s about your library account or item, or for research on a particular topic.  We hope to hear from you soon! We appreciate your service and use of our libraries, in person and online!  

Bear Library opened in 1998 and immediately became the busiest library in the state of Delaware. It re-opened its doors in January 2013 after undergoing a multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art renovation.

As the unofficial town center for the Bear community, our 25,000 square foot facility provides more than 135,000 items for loan including audio, video, magazines, e-books, databases, and print books. Additionally we offer library programs for all ages and interests, including ESL and GED programs, public access computers, study rooms, and meeting spaces for nonprofit community groups and organizations.

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