Bear Library

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101 Governor’s Place 

Bear, DE 19701



Eric Kuhn, Manager 

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Our Buildings Are  Open 

Monday 10:00 am - 8:00pm   

Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm  

Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm 

Thursday 10:00 am – 5:00pm

Saturday 10:00 am- 5:00 pm

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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

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Ask us, anytime!

Ask a Librarian Delaware is operated by Delaware library staff who can help you online, just as we do in person, from the convenience of your computer or cell phone.  You can ask us through email and text.  Please contact us and we will get back to you, whether it’s about your library account or item, or for research on a particular topic.  We hope to hear from you soon! We appreciate your service and use of our libraries, in person and online!  

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.

Live Programs at the Library

  1. Bear Library Closed on Fridays

    Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
    Time: All Day Event
    Library: Bear Public Library

  2. Genealogy with Angela: Walking Amongst the Buried.

    Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Presenter: Angela (Staff)
    Location: Meeting Room 1A, Meeting Room 1B
    Library: Bear...

  3. Smash Bros. ™ Club

    Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Bear Staff
    Location: Classroom
    Library: Bear Public Library

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