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1000 Books

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. Tales & Trumpets

    Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Location: Zoom Meeting
    Library: Bear Public Library

    We love music! Kids and families, participate in...

  2. Family Trivia: Movies for the Whole Family!

    Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Scott Businsky
    Location: Zoom Meeting
    Library: Elsmere Public Library

    Join...

  3. Storytime with the Appoquinimink Library!

    Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
    Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
    Presenter: Marianne Hahn
    Library: Appoquinimink Public Library

    Join us on

  4. Senior Coffee with Elsmere Library

    Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Sharon Concannon
    Library: Elsmere Public Library

    Bring your hot cuppa and your favorite sweet...

  5. Animal Crossing with the Bear Library

    Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
    Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Presenter: Kyra Carmack
    Location: Online Meeting
    Library: Bear Public Library

    Friend...

  6. Board Gaming for Adults and Teens

    Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center Zoom Meeting
    Library: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center
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  7. Music & Motion with Miss Amy

    Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Library: Brandywine Hundred Public Library

    Miss Amy gets kids moving and shaking! Grab a few things for making music (dishtowel...

  8. Happy Tales - PAWS for People

    Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Paws for People
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

    Come read to a furry friend from PAWS for...

  9. Vinyl Project: Decorate Tile Coasters with Route 9 Library

    Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
    Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Presenter: Linda Majewski
    Library: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center

    Joined...

  10. Walk-A-Mile Book Club

    Date: Monday, August 10, 2020
    Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Location: Online Meeting
    Library: Woodlawn Public Library

    Monday, August 10th @ 6:30 pm - Walk-a-Mile Book...

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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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