Bear Library

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

New Castle County Libraries invite you to participate in this free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she begins kindergarten. For more information, check out what New Castle County Libraries have to offer or visit

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  1. Button Collecting Surprises

    When: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1 A&B

    What else is in Grandma's button box? See examples of and hear the continuing, fascinating story of modern apparel closures from the...

  2. A Good Yarn - Morning Edition

    When: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 2

    Drop in to enjoy fellowship with crafters. Enjoy knitting, crocheting, and yarn hobbies.
    Bring your projects and friends!

  3. Literacy Delaware ESL Instruction

    When: Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Classroom

    - Must call in advance to register: 302-658-5624

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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.