Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, November 4 for Election Day.  Your library may be a polling place, but will not be open for business.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. New Castle County Reads!

    2015's book has been chosen. Get ready for The Last Days Of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley. Watch this space for more information as it becomes available.

Upcoming Events

  1. PAWS

    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Bear Library at Storytime Room

    Beginner to confident readers can make an appointment to read to our friendly therapy dogs for a 15 minute session.
    Call Kid's...

  2. Social Media Savvy II - Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn

    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 3

    This Delaware Money School course will show you how to use social media networks to grow and enhance your blog and networking...

  3. Bare Bones of Arthritis Pain

    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 3

    Arthritis afflicts more than 50 million Americans of all ages – one in six. Learn the facts and misconceptions of this disease. Anne...






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.