Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, September 5 for the Labor Day holiday.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. No Tech Tuesday Today!

    When: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Bear Library

    No Tech Tuesday Today.

    Make an appointment at the Info Desk or by calling Bear Library today!
    Individual eBook help and...

  2. Understanding and Estimating Health Insurance Costs

    When: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1B

    With health insurance costs increasing each year, understand why and how to estimate these costs so you, your family, or business can...

  3. Bear Chess Club

    When: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 3

    Learn rules, sportsmanship and strategies. Find opponents, improve your game, or just have fun!
    Open to all ages and skill...

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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.