New Castle Public Library

  1. The New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED on Thursday November 22nd and Friday November 23rd for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.


The New Castle Public Library will be OPEN on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6th.
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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.

  1. Thinkology

    When: Monday, November 19, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: New Castle Public Library at Large Classroom

    Coding, robotics, and more for kids.
    Ages 8+

  2. Crafty Story Time

    When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: New Castle Public Library at Children's Area

    Stories and crafts for all ages.

  3. STREAM

    When: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: New Castle Public Library at Large Classroom

    Different activities each week involving Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, and Math.
    Ages 8-15

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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!  

New Castle Public Library began as a subscription library in 1812. In 1965 it moved from its location on 3rd Street (which is now a museum) to its current location on Delaware Street. The building reopened in 2010 after renovations and expansion were completed to meet the growing needs of the community.

The library offers audio, video, magazines, e-books, databases and print materials for all ages. A specialized collection of New Castle history is also available for use within the library. Library programs are offered for all ages and interests, including ESL, GED in Spanish, First Friday Lego Club and Teen’s Game-on. Public access computers, wireless access, and meeting space are available as well.

The library is supported by the enthusiastic New Castle Library Friends who plan fundraisers and an annual book sale.

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