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  1. Facebook Costume Contest

    Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Time: All Day Event
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle Public Library

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

  2. CANCELLED-Delaware Senior Medicare Patrol Info Session With Route 9 Library

    Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Bernice Dunton
    Library: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center

    This program has been cancelled...

  3. Story Time Stars

    Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Lisa Beamer
    Location: Online

    Books, songs,puppets, and more ... designed for children ages...

  4. Memory Loss: Forgetfulness or Dementia?

    Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
    Presenter: Cyndy Fanning
    Location: Online
    Library: Bear Public Library

  5. Storytime with Mrs. Marianne

    Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Time: 11:00am - 11:30am
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

    Storytime with Mrs. Marianne, Live on the

  6. Portion Control

    Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Presenter: University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
    Location: Online

    Participants in this class...

  7. ChessKid Chess Club

    Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Online
    Library: Bear Public Library

    Learn to play chess which exercises both sides of the...

  8. Teen Time

    Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

    Join TEEN TIME hosted by libraries across the...

  9. Younger Teen Readers Book Group with Hockessin Library

    Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Time: 4:15pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Online
    Library: Hockessin Public Library

    We will be meeting via Zoom to discuss Finding...

  10. Delaware Center for Justice - Facebook Live

    Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Time: 5:30pm - 6:30pm
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle Public Library

    Join us for a conversation with the Executive...

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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.

Kids ages 4 - 11!

The Newark Free Library presents PAGES, an annual literary and arts magazine, by kids and for kids. Children aged 4 – 12 contributed stories, poems, essays, jokes and hand-drawn art to be considered for PAGES.  Volume 5 was published in February 2020.  Congratulations to all of our contributors.


Click here  to enjoy the creative talent of our young writers and artist in the 2020 edition.


You can also view earlier volumes:

Volume 4, February 2019 

Volume 3, February 2018 

Volume 2, February 2017 



Ask a Librarian

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!  

The Newark Free Library offers an outstanding array of services to the community, including print and non-print materials; Internet computers and wireless access; and vibrant programs for all ages.