Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 1 for the Labor Day holiday.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.

Upcoming Events

  1. Bear Chess Club

    When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 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...

  2. Long Term Care

    When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1B

    Learn about the two basic levels of medical care: skilled and custodial. Compare costs and sources of payment for long term care....

  3. Thursdays with the Technology Maven

    When: Thursday, September 04, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Computer Lab

    Basic computer help: • Email account setup • Using email (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc) • Navigating the internet • Internet searches Job...






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.