Kirkwood Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, September 5 for the Labor Day holiday.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. The Orphan Train Movement of 1854-1929

    When: Saturday, September 03, 2016 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Kirkwood Library at Community Room

    Come learn about a "social experiment" that became our country's first Foster Care System. Hear audio recordings of one of the...

  2. Minecraft

    When: Sunday, September 04, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Kirkwood Library at Community Room

    Minecraft is a sandbox construction game in which players create different types of blocks in a 3-D environment. Meet new friends...

  3. LIBRARY CLOSED.

    When: Monday, September 05, 2016 - All Day
    Where: Kirkwood Library

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Register Online For Summer Reading!

New Castle County Libraries - in partnership with the Delaware Library Consortium - now offer access to Beanstack, an online portal that provides free summer reading registration and hours logging, personalized recommendations of children’s books, library programs, and educational apps. The new, online service is free to Delaware Library users and can be accessed from a home computer, mobile device, or in any of the Library’s branch locations. It includes book and activity logging, badges, and registration for all members of the family under one account. Beanstack also uniquely sends each patron weekly personalized emails recommending a library program or book.

How It Works

  1. Visit Beanstack
  2. Click on "Get Started"
  3. Fill out a profile for each child
  4. Read and complete fun activities to earn prizes this summer
  5. On Your Mark...Get Set...Read!


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Kirkwood Library has been serving the community since 1968. In 2008, the original library was demolished and construction was begun on the current building. The new library opened to the public in August 2009.