New Castle Public Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. Walk In Assistance

    When: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: New Castle Public Library at Community Room

    Visit the Open Lab to create an email address, find jobs leads online, fill out a job application, write a resume, practice...

  2. Maximize Your efforts with Coverletters, Thank you Notes and emails

    When: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: New Castle Public Library

    Learn how to create an effective cover letter to send to an employer. Thank you letters and emails will be discussed also. Questions? Call Alta...

  3. PAWS - Read to the Dogs

    When: Monday, June 27, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: New Castle Public Library at Children's Area

    Registration required.

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Register Online For Summer Reading!

New Castle County Libraries - in partnership with the Delaware Library Consortium - now offer access to Beanstack, an online portal that provides free summer reading registration and hours logging, personalized recommendations of children’s books, library programs, and educational apps. The new, online service is free to Delaware Library users and can be accessed from a home computer, mobile device, or in any of the Library’s branch locations. It includes book and activity logging, badges, and registration for all members of the family under one account. Beanstack also uniquely sends each patron weekly personalized emails recommending a library program or book.

How It Works

  1. Visit Beanstack
  2. Click on "Get Started"
  3. Fill out a profile for each child
  4. Read and complete fun activities to earn prizes this summer
  5. On Your Mark...Get Set...Read!


Is There Anything Else We Can Help You With?

Can't find an item in our catalog and want to order it? Have a question about your library account? Would you like to leave a comment? Please contact us and a library staff member will get back to you. Thank you for Loving Your Library!



New Castle Public Library began as a subscription library in 1812. In 1965 it moved from its location on 3rd Street (which is now a museum) to its current location on Delaware Street. The building reopened in 2010 after renovations and expansion were completed to meet the growing needs of the community.

The library offers audio, video, magazines, e-books, databases and print materials for all ages. A specialized collection of New Castle history is also available for use within the library. Library programs are offered for all ages and interests, including ESL, GED in Spanish, First Friday Lego Club and Teen’s Game-on. Public access computers, wireless access, and meeting space are available as well.

The library is supported by the enthusiastic New Castle Library Friends who plan fundraisers and an annual book sale.