Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED Friday, December 23; Saturday, December 24; Sunday, December 25; and Monday, December 26 for the Seasonal Holidays. We will also be CLOSED on Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2 for the New Year's holiday.

    We apologize for any inconvenience. Please be sure to renew your items early to avoid issues during this time.

  1. Introduction to Codecademy

    When: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Computer Lab

    Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free, self-paced, online coding courses in many different programming...

  2. Delaware Money School - Grants for Your Business

    When: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1A

    Whether your business is nonprofit or for profit, one thing is for certain -- you need money to survive. This class will provide...

  3. Introduction to WordPress - Parts 1 & 2

    When: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Computer Lab

    Jump into website design including how to sign up for and install WordPress, then how to use it to make and update websites,...

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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.