Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Monday, October 13 for Columbus Day.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. Make New Bookmarks

    The Classic Catalog is being phased out and will become unavailable soon.  If you haven't already, please check out our upgraded catalog and bookmark it for future reference.

Upcoming Events

  1. Pajama Story Time

    When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Storytime Room

    Family story time with craft.

  2. Bear Chess Club

    When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 3

    Learn rules, sportsmanship and strategies. Find opponents, improve your game, or just have fun!
    Open to all ages and skill...

  3. Blogging 201: Learn How to Earn Money with a Blog

    When: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1B

    This course will cover blogging for small businesses and how to monetize a personal blog. Register at: http://www.dfli.org






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.