Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. New Castle County Reads!

    2015's book has been chosen. Get ready for The Last Days Of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley. Watch this space for more information as it becomes available.

Upcoming Events

  1. No Pajama Story Time

    When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Storytime Room

    No Pajama Story Time. See you again 12/2.
    Family story time with craft.

  2. Delaware Money School - Retirement Ready Or Not

    When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1A

    Delaware Money School Program

  3. Bear Chess Club

    When: Tuesday, November 25, 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...






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.