Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Monday, February 2 for the Lincoln's Birthday holiday. Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.

  1. Toddler Tales

    When: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Bear Library at Storytime Room

    Stories, fun & easy crafts
    Ages 2-3 years with caregiver
    No Registration

  2. Thursdays with the Technology Maven

    When: Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 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...

  3. Nehemiah Gateway Tax Help

    When: Friday, January 30, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1A

    Bear Library hosts Nehemiah Gateway Community Development Corporation - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (NGCDC-VITA.) Walk-in. First...



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.