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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

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Kids ages 4 - 11!

We are accepting your writing and artwork for the 2020 edition of PAGES, through December 15.  Submit your writing or hand-drawn artwork on an 8 ½ x 11” piece of paper and bring it to the children’s desk.  Create your masterpiece at home or at the library, where art and writing supplies will be provided.  Complete rules are available at the library, along with parental release forms.

Click here to enjoy the creative talent of our young writers and artist in the 2019 edition.

You can also view earlier volumes:

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.