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  1. The New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26th and Friday November 27th for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.


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  1. New Castle County Libraries Closed

    Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020
    Time: All Day Event
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

    New Castle County Libraries are closed on Thursday November 26 and Friday November 27 in...

  2. New Castle County Libraries Closed

    Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
    Time: All Day Event
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

    New Castle County Libraries are closed on Thursday November 26 and Friday November 27 in...

  3. NASA: See Close, See Far with Route 9 Library

    Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
    Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Presenter: Ms. Debbie
    Location: Online
    Library: Route 9 Library & Innovation...

  4. Senior Coffee with Elsmere Library

    Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Sharon Concannon
    Location: Online
    Library: Elsmere Public Library
    ...

  5. Sensory Storytime with Mrs. Marianne

    Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
    Presenter: Marianne Hahn
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries
    ...

  6. Beginning Spanish for Homeschoolers: Ages 3-5

    Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
    Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
    Location: Online
    Library: Brandywine Hundred Public Library

    Supplement your homeschooling curriculum...

  7. Happy Tales - PAWS for People

    Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Paws for People
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries
    ...

  8. Story Time Stars

    Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
    Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Lisa Beamer
    Location: Online

    Books, songs,puppets, and more ... designed for children ages...

  9. Storytime with Mrs. Marianne

    Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
    Time: 11:00am - 11:30am
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

    Storytime with Mrs. Marianne, Live on the

  10. Maker Program: Hangin' by a Thread Sewing Meetup With Route 9 Library

    Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Presenter: Jane Singer
    Location: Online
    Library: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center
    ...

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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 www.1000booksbeforekindergarten.org.

Kids ages 4 - 11!

The Newark Free Library presents PAGES, an annual literary and arts magazine, by kids and for kids. Children aged 4 – 12 contributed stories, poems, essays, jokes and hand-drawn art to be considered for PAGES.  Volume 5 was published in February 2020.  Congratulations to all of our contributors.


Click here  to enjoy the creative talent of our young writers and artist in the 2020 edition.


You can also view earlier volumes:

Volume 4, February 2019 

Volume 3, February 2018 

Volume 2, February 2017 



Ask a Librarian

Ask us, anytime!

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!  

The Newark Free Library offers an outstanding array of services to the community, including print and non-print materials; Internet computers and wireless access; and vibrant programs for all ages.