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1000 Books

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 (PDF) or visit

  1. Storytime with the Appoquinimink Library!

    Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
    Presenter: Marianne Hahn
    Library: Appoquinimink Public Library

    Join us on Facebook Live for a...

  2. Turtle Dance Music

    Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Presenter: Matt Mazur, Turtle Dance Music
    Location: Zoom Meeting

    Teen Cuisine

    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Presenter: University of Delaware Cooperative Extension EFNEP

    6 Weekly Sessions beginning July 9, 2020 1 pm 

    Do you want to know more about eating healthy and...

  3. Game Day

    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location: Zoom Meeting
    Library: Woodlawn Public Library

    Game Day July 9th 2-3pm

    This is a Zoom Meeting. Registered patrons can expect to receive the...

  4. Happy Tales - PAWS for People

    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: PAWS for People
    Location: Zoom Public
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

    Come read to a furry friend from PAWS for People...

  5. JackBox Games with the Bear Library

    Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Presenter: Bear staff
    Library: Bear Public Library

    Teens, play Jackbox party games including Quiplash, Fibbage, Drawful, You Don’t Know Jack, Lie...

  6. Tween GSA (Gay/Straight Alliance)

    Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Location: Online Meeting
    Library: New Castle Public Library

    Thursday, July 9th and August 13th: Activities, discussions, & to make new friends. For the...

  7. Kids Game On with Claymont Library

    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Zoom Meeting
    Library: Claymont Public Library

  8. Virtual Summer Paint Pouring Series

    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Library: Delaware City Public Library

    Join us on the second Thursday of each month this summer as we explore paint pouring techniques. Perfect for a newcomer to paint pouring...

  9. Pajama Story Time with Claymont Library

    Time: 7:00pm - 7:30pm
    Library: Claymont Public Library

    Snuggle in for some silly stories and songs! Pajamas encouraged but not required. All ages. This program will be hosted using Facebook Live. Visit...

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Ask a Librarian Delaware is operated by Delaware library staff who can help you online, just as we do in person, from the convenience of your computer or cell phone.  You can ask us through email and text.  Please contact us and we will get back to you, whether it’s about your library account or item, or for research on a particular topic.  We hope to hear from you soon! We appreciate your service and use of our libraries, in person and online!  

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.

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