Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Monday, October 13 for Columbus Day.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. Make New Bookmarks

    The Classic Catalog is being phased out and will become unavailable soon.  If you haven't already, please check out our upgraded catalog and bookmark it for future reference.

Upcoming Events

  1. CANCELED - Etsy 101: How to Sell Your Art and Handcrafts Online

    When: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Computer Lab

    Artists and crafts people interested in opening a shop on the popular web store Etsy will learn the ins and outs of how to get the...

  2. Yoga Tales

    When: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Bear Library at Storytime Room

    Active fun using animal stories, games and easy Yoga poses, relaxation, and calming techniques.
    Ages 3 and up with their...

  3. Teen Movie Night

    When: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1B

    Contact Bear Library for movie titles.
    Snacks provided.
    Ages 12-17






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.