Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, September 5 for the Labor Day holiday.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. Publisher Basics - Parts 1 & 2

    When: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Computer Lab

    Learn the basics of Microsoft Publisher.

  2. Pass the Rum: a political history of Prohibition

    When: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1B

    Moonshiners, rum runners, complex politics, outgunned lawmen, temperance movements, and organized crime. Most are familiar with the...

  3. Color My World

    When: Thursday, September 01, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Classroom

    Adult Coloring Hour offers a fun unique way to unwind through creativity. Enjoy fellowship, light music, and an artistic craft.

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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.