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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 www.1000booksbeforekindergarten.org.

  1. Story Time with Claire

    Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
    Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Claire Petri
    Library: Woodlawn Public Library

    Join Claire for stories, songs, and silliness...

  2. Literacy Delaware Tutor Training

    Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Presenter: Literacy Delaware
    Library: Delaware Libraries

    Please contact Paula Setting (

    Must Love Yarn

    Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location: Hockessin Library Zoom Meeting
    Library: Hockessin Public Library

    Connect with other yarn...

  3. Music & Motion with Miss Amy

    Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
    Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Library: Brandywine Hundred Public Library

    Miss Amy gets kids moving and shaking! Grab a few things for making music (dishtowel,...

  4. Kids' Game On

    Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Sara Thomas
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle Public Library

    Kids are...

  5. Protection From Abuse (PFA) - Legal Workshop Series

    Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
    Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Presenter: Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (DVLS)
    Location: Online
    Library: Delaware...

  6. 3D Design

    Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
    Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Presenter: Scott Businsky
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

    Learn...

  7. Literacy Delaware Tutor Training

    Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
    Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Presenter: Literacy Delaware
    Library: Delaware Libraries

    Please contact Paula Setting (

    Pajama Storytime with Mrs. Marianne

    Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
    Time: 7:00pm - 7:30pm
    Location: Online

    Pajama storytime with Mrs. Marianne LIVE on the

  8. Famous Athletes Bingo

    Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
    Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
    Library: New Castle Public Library

    Thursday, May 13th @ 8 PM

    SPACE LIMITED TO 30

    Join us on Zoom for Bingo! We...

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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.

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