Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, May 30 for the Memorial Day holiday.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. Wednesday Night at the Movies

    When: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1B

    Enjoy critically acclaimed films up on the big screen at our monthly movies-for-grown-ups nights.
    Contact Bear Library for movie...

  2. Toddler Tales

    When: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Bear Library at Storytime Room

    Stories, fun & easy crafts
    Ages 2-3 years with caregiver
    No Registration.
    Note: Groups/Organizations of 5 or more,...

  3. Thursdays with Technology Maven

    When: Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Computer Lab

    Basic computer help: • Email account setup • Using email (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc) • Navigating the internet • Internet searches • Job...

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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.