Bear Library

  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. Owls In Delaware with Ashland Nature Center

    When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Storytime Room

    Learn about the fascinating nocturnal creatures whooo are native to Delaware. Delaware Nature Society and Delaware Division of...

  2. Wednesday Night at the Movies - Philomena

    When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1B

    Enjoy a critically acclaimed film at our monthly movies-for-grown-ups nights. Uncut on the big screen with surround sound and...

  3. Toddler Tales

    When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Bear Library at Storytime Room

    Stories, fun & easy crafts
    Ages 2-3 years with caregiver
    No Registration






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.