Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, October 10 in observance of Columbus Day.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. PAWS

    When: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Bear Library at Storytime Room

    Beginner to confident readers can make an appointment to read to our friendly therapy dogs for a 15 minute session.
    Call Kid's...

  2. Learn Spanish in the Library

    When: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Classroom

    English speakers pick up some basic speaking, reading and listening skills in our fun, informal, twelve-hour Spanish class in eight parts...

  3. Introduction to Google Drive

    When: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Computer Lab

    Bring basic computer and internet familiarity and learn about Google Drive, how to sign up, how to use it and how to store files....

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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.