Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED  on Tuesday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

    Please be sure to renew your items early to avoid issues.

Summer Reading Challenge 2017 Has Begun!
For everyone from newborns to adults

June 1 - August 12

Visit your local New Castle County Library or go to to sign up.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

New Castle County Libraries invite you to participate in this free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she begins kindergarten. For more information, check out what New Castle County Libraries have to offer or visit

Upcoming Events
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  1. Tech Tuesdays!

    When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Bear Library

    Individual eBook help and instruction.
    Audiobooks and eBooks.
    Email, file navigation, and basic computer help.
    Instruction is...

  2. Green Screen Workshop

    When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 3

    Teens and tweens learn basic green screen technology through a demonstration by staff. Then explore creative possibilities using green...

  3. Quilts, Crafts and More - Special Event Space

    When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1B

    Drop in for group activities including learning about quilting, hand sewing and stitchery skills, and other unique and enjoyable crafts...

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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.