Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED  on Friday, December 22, Sunday, December 24, and Monday, December 25 for the Christmas holidays.

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

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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 www.1000booksbeforekindergarten.org.



Upcoming Events
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  1. Literacy Delaware ESL Instruction - (No class Nov, 1, 6, 8, 13)

    When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Classroom

    Canceled classes Nov. 1, 6, 8, 13, 2017
    Must call in advance to register: 302-658-5624

  2. Musical Storytime

    When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1 A&B

    Enjoy stories, music appreciation, and dance.
    Ages 3+
    Groups of 5 or more must call ahead to register.
    Register...

  3. Affordable Care Act

    When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 3

    Angela Wilson - Federal Certified Navigator will be at Bear Library to help you 'navigate' the Marketplace and answer your questions...

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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.