Bear Library

Library News

  1. NOTE: The library catalog will be unavailable on Wednesday, 9/17/14 from 3:00 am to 10:00 am for maintenance and upgrading.  Thank you for your patience.

Upcoming Events

  1. Book Babies

    When: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
    Where: Bear Library at Storytime Room

    Interactive exercises and nursery rhymes for non-walkers - newborn to 12 months.

  2. Jitterbugs

    When: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Bear Library at Storytime Room

    Interactive story time for kids ages 12-35 months and their caregiver. Listen, dance, play with your child.
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  3. Game Kinection

    When: Monday, September 15, 2014 - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Classroom

    Play Xbox games with your friends.
    No registration, in-room sign-up required for Xbox
    Snacks provided!
    Ages 12-17






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.