Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be CLOSED on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. CANCELED Summer Holiday Concert

    When: Sunday, July 05, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1 A&B

    This program has been canceled by the performer. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

  2. Technology Maven Mondays is OFF DUTY for July

    When: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 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. A Good Yarn - Morning Edition

    When: Monday, July 06, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 2

    Drop in to enjoy fellowship with crafters. Learn basics of knitting, crocheting, and yarn hobbies.
    Novice or experienced, bring your...





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.