Bear Library

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

New Castle County Libraries invite you to participate in this free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she begins kindergarten. For more information, check out what New Castle County Libraries have to offer (PDF) or visit www.1000booksbeforekindergarten.org.

  1. Facebook Costume Contest

    Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
    Time: All Day Event
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle Public Library

    This is a New Castle Public Library specific program...

  2. STEAM Story Time & Leaf Book Activity with Route 9 Library

    Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
    Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Presenter: Ms. Debbie
    Location: Online
    Library: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center
    ...

  3. Scratch Coding Club

    Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Presenter: Scott Businsky
    Location: Zoom Meeting
    Library: Elsmere Public Library
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  4. Writing Workshop: Ghosts – Real & Imagined

    Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Presenter: Lisa Lutwyche
    Location: Online
    Library: Newark Free Library

  5. Facebook Costume Contest

    Date: Sunday, October 25, 2020
    Time: All Day Event
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle Public Library

    This is a New Castle Public Library specific program....

  6. Facebook Costume Contest

    Date: Monday, October 26, 2020
    Time: All Day Event
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle Public Library

    This is a New Castle Public Library specific program....

  7. Senior Coffee with Elsmere Library

    Date: Monday, October 26, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Sharon Concannon
    Location: Online
    Library: Elsmere Public Library

    Bring...

  8. Sensory Storytime with Mrs. Marianne

    Date: Monday, October 26, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
    Presenter: Marianne Hahn
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries
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  9. Fit Kids: Stories and Exercise!

    Date: Monday, October 26, 2020
    Time: 11:00am - 11:30am
    Location: Online
    Library: Bear Public Library

    Join Ms. Marianne on Zoom for a story time that has you...

  10. Dining With Diabetes On-Line

    Date: Monday, October 26, 2020
    Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Presenter: University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
    Location: Online

    This is a five-class series...

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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.

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