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  5. Due to expected severe weather, curbside pickup will not be offered on Tuesday August 4th.  Staff will be available to serve patrons by telephone.  

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  1. Story Time with Miss Claire from the Woodlawn Library

    Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
    Location: Friends of Woodlawn Library Facebook Live
    Library: Woodlawn Public Library

    Join Miss Claire on...

  2. Astronomy Rules Your Life

    Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Library: Bear Public Library

     Wilmington University Professor Terrance Blanche gives a 20 minute tour of how...

  3. Happy Tales - PAWS for People

    Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Paws for People
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

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

  4. Teen Time

    Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    Time: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
    Library: Claymont Public Library

    Join TEEN TIME hosted by libraries across the county! Every Tuesday afternoon from 4-4:50...

  5. Hockessin Library Book Group for Older Teen Readers

    Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    Time: 4:15pm - 5:00pm
    Library: Hockessin Public Library

    We will be meeting via Zoom to discuss So This Is Love by Elizabeth Lim.  Registration is...

  6. Turtle Dance Music

    Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Presenter: Matt Mazur, Turtle Dance Music

    Watercolor Workshops

    Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Presenter: Linda Llanso
    Location: Zoom Meeting
    Library: Newark Free Library
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  7. Spin a Yarn with the Appoquinimink Library

    Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location: New Castle County Zoom Meeting
    Library: Appoquinimink Public Library

    Fibercrafters come together...

  8. Dungeon & Dragons Gaming Group

    Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Library: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center

    The Route 9 Library Dungeons & Dragons Gaming Group brings the fun online...

  9. Jitterbugs Music and Movement

    Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
    Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
    Library: Woodlawn Public Library

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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 



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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!  

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.