Bear Library

  1. The New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, May 28, 2018 for the Memorial Day Holiday.

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    When: Monday, May 28, 2018 - All Day
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1 A&B

    Bear Library will reopen Tuesday May 29, 2018.

  2. DCDAL GED Test Prep

    When: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Computer Lab

    - Must call in advance to register: 1-302-883-0420

  3. Pajama Story Time

    When: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Storytime Room

    Stories for family fun with an easy craft.
    Groups of 5 or more must call ahead to register.
    Register by calling the Kids Desk at...

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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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