Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, October 10 in observance of Columbus Day.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. Predictions that Turned Out Wrong

    When: Sunday, October 02, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1B

    Beloved storyteller/author/historian Ed Okonowicz presents a fun historical examination of predictions that seemed like sure things yet...

  2. Election Series: Predictions that Turned Out WRONG!

    When: Sunday, October 02, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1A

    Too often, history has proven self-proclaimed experts completely wrong. Storyteller Ed Okonowicz illustrates some, including several...

  3. Walk-in Assistance for Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

    When: Monday, October 03, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Computer Lab

    Are you inspired to start your own business? The resources of the Delaware Libraries are available to assist you to get it started. ...

View All


Is There Anything Else We Can Help You With?

Can't find an item in our catalog and want to order it? Have a question about your library account? Would you like to leave a comment? Please contact us and a library staff member will get back to you. Thank you for Loving Your Library!



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.