Bear Library

  1. New Castle County libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, January 18, 2021 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. 

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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. Play Now Civil Rights Quiz -Kahoot Challenge

    Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
    Time: 12:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Online

    Play a fun quiz in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.';s birthday. Put your Civil Rights knowledge...

  2. Storytime

    Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
    Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
    Library: New Castle Public Library

    Join us for stories and fun!

    This event will be held via Facebook Live: 

  3. Lunchtime Maker Chat

    Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Presenter: Jessi
    Location: Online
    Library: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center
    ...

  4. Yoga Tales

    Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
    Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Presenter: Amy Vistorek
    Location: Online

    Enjoy stories and easy yoga poses with a calming guided...

  5. Happy Tales - PAWS for People

    Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Paws for People
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries
    ...

  6. Real 2 Reel - documentary and dialogue

    Date: Friday, January 15, 2021
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location: Hockessin Library Zoom Meeting
    Library: Hockessin Public Library

    The best documentaries engage...

  7. Play Now Civil Rights Quiz -Kahoot Challenge

    Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
    Time: 12:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Online

    Play a fun quiz in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.';s birthday. Put your Civil Rights...

  8. The Lynching of George White

    Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
    Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Presenter: Syl Woolford
    Location: Online
    Library: Hockessin Public Library

  9. PAWS for People: READ!

    Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location: Online
    Library: Delaware City Public Library

    Read aloud to a furry, friendly therapy...

  10. Scratch Coding Club

    Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Presenter: Scott Businsky
    Location: Zoom Meeting
    Library: New Castle County...

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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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