Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. Documentary Film Festival

    When: Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1A

    Each month, your State Human Relations Commission screens a new and compelling documentary about people who have made a difference, then...

  2. A Good Yarn - Morning Edition

    When: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 2

    Drop in to enjoy fellowship with crafters. Learn basics of knitting, crocheting, and yarn hobbies.
    Novice or experienced, bring your...

  3. Jitterbugs - By Ticket only

    When: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1 A&B

    Story, music, dance and rhythm activities for walkers 1 to 2 years old with caregiver. Listen, dance, play with your child....

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Register Online For Summer Reading!

New Castle County Libraries - in partnership with the Delaware Library Consortium - now offer access to Beanstack, an online portal that provides free summer reading registration and hours logging, personalized recommendations of children’s books, library programs, and educational apps. The new, online service is free to Delaware Library users and can be accessed from a home computer, mobile device, or in any of the Library’s branch locations. It includes book and activity logging, badges, and registration for all members of the family under one account. Beanstack also uniquely sends each patron weekly personalized emails recommending a library program or book.

How It Works

  1. Visit Beanstack
  2. Click on "Get Started"
  3. Fill out a profile for each child
  4. Read and complete fun activities to earn prizes this summer
  5. On Your Mark...Get Set...Read!


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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.