Bear Library

  1. The New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED on Tuesday, November 3rd for Election Day.


  2. The New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED on Wednesday, November 11th for the Veteran's Day 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. Double, Double... Halloween Hijinks!

    Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
    Time: 11:00am - 3:30pm
    Location: Online
    Library: Delaware City Public Library

    Delaware City Library is here with the treats!...

  2. Shutter Card Making Class & Halloween Grab Bag

    Date: Saturday, October 31, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Presenter: Ms. Francine
    Location: Online
    Library: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center
    ...

  3. Wheels and Reels: Free Movies at NCC Libraries: Hocus Pocus

    Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020
    Time: 5:45pm - 8:00pm
    Library: Bear Public Library

    Free movies from the comfort of your car! Pile your car full of blankets, and snacks and join us...

  4. Senior Coffee with Elsmere Library

    Date: Monday, November 2, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Sharon Concannon
    Location: Online
    Library: Elsmere Public Library

    Bring...

  5. Sensory Storytime with Mrs. Marianne

    Date: Monday, November 2, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
    Presenter: Marianne Hahn
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries
    ...

  6. Fit Kids: Stories and Exercise!

    Date: Monday, November 2, 2020
    Time: 11:00am - 11:30am
    Location: Online
    Library: Bear Public Library

    Join Ms. Marianne on Zoom for a story time that has you...

  7. Kidney Care 365

    Date: Monday, November 2, 2020
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Presenter: Joanne Smith
    Location: Online
    Library: Bear Public Library

    Joanne Smith...

  8. Dining With Diabetes On-Line

    Date: Monday, November 2, 2020
    Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Presenter: University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
    Location: Online

    This is a five-class series...

  9. Happy Tales - PAWS for People

    Date: Monday, November 2, 2020
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Paws for People
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries
    ...

  10. New Castle County Libraries Closed

    Date: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
    Time: All Day Event
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

    New Castle County Libraries are closed on Tuesday November 3 for Election Day.

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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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