Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED  on Monday, February 19 for Presidents' Day.

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

  2. Library closings or delayed openings will be posted on New Castle County Government's main page at, and on Facebook at, and

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  1. Washington's Birthday Holiday - Bear Library Closed

    When: Monday, February 19, 2018 - All Day
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1 A&B

    Bear Library is closed for the holiday. We will reopen February 20, 2018 at 10:00 am.

  2. Literacy Delaware ESL Instruction - Morning

    When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Classroom

    - Must call in advance to register: 302-658-5624

  3. DCDAL GED Test Prep

    When: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Computer Lab

    - Must call in advance to register: 1-302-883-0420

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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.