New Castle Public Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25; and Friday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday. Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.

  2. The New Castle County Libraries will close at 5pm on Wednesday, December 31 and be closed all day on Thursday, January 1 for the New Year holiday. Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.

  1. In Her Shoes

    When: Monday, December 22, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: New Castle Public Library

    Career Workshops for previously incarcerated women- available resources, life skills to become self-sufficient. Employment readiness, Job...

  2. ESL class

    When: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: New Castle Public Library at Small Classroom

    Every Thursday (except when library is closed) for beginners.

    Offered by NEW START Adult Learning program...

  3. Rhythm, Rhyme and Story Time

    When: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: New Castle Public Library at Children's Area

    Ages 3-6. Program incorporates science, math, rhythm, rhyme and much more. Story time starts promptly at 10:30 AM!



New Castle Public Library began as a subscription library in 1812. In 1965 it moved from its location on 3rd Street (which is now a museum) to its current location on Delaware Street. The building reopened in 2010 after renovations and expansion were completed to meet the growing needs of the community.

The library offers audio, video, magazines, e-books, databases and print materials for all ages. A specialized collection of New Castle history is also available for use within the library. Library programs are offered for all ages and interests, including ESL, GED in Spanish, First Friday Lego Club and Teen’s Game-on. Public access computers, wireless access, and meeting space are available as well.

The library is supported by the enthusiastic New Castle Library Friends who plan fundraisers and an annual book sale.