New Castle Public Library

Summer Reading Challenge 2017 Has Begun!
For everyone from newborns to adults

June 1 - August 12

Visit your local New Castle County Library or go to to sign up.

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

Upcoming Events
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  1. PAWS - Read to dogs

    When: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Where: New Castle Public Library

    Read aloud to a furry, friendly therapy companion to help inspire a love of reading. Sign up for individual time slots. Readers of all ages and...

  2. Poetry Reading

    When: Monday, June 26, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: New Castle Public Library

    Bring poems you have written to read aloud to other home-grown poets.

  3. Crafty Story Time

    When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: New Castle Public Library

    Stories and crafts for children ages 2+ Caregivers are always welcome!

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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.