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Virtual Programs happening with libraries across the state

  1. Story Time with Miss Claire from the Woodlawn Library

    Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
    Location: Friends of Woodlawn Library Facebook Live
    Library: Woodlawn Public Library

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  2. Story Time with Miss Lisa from the Newark Free Library

    Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 2:15pm
    Presenter: Lisa Beamer
    Library: Newark Free Library

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  3. Book Discussion with the Kirkwood Library

    Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    Time: 2:30pm - 3:00pm
    Location: Zoom Meeting
    Library: Kirkwood Public Library

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  1. Social Workers at the Library

    Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Delaware Health and Social Services

    Drop-in Computer & Job Search Help

    Date: Thursday, September 3, 2020
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:00pm


  2. Computer & Job Search Help (register)

    Date: Monday, September 7, 2020
    Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm


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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

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!  

New Castle Public Library began as a subscription library in 1812. In 1965 it moved from its location on 3rd Street (which is now a museum) to its current location on Delaware Street. The building reopened in 2010 after renovations and expansion were completed to meet the growing needs of the community.

The library offers audio, video, magazines, e-books, databases and print materials for all ages. A specialized collection of New Castle history is also available for use within the library. Library programs are offered for all ages and interests, including ESL, GED in Spanish, First Friday Lego Club and Teen’s Game-on. Public access computers, wireless access, and meeting space are available as well.

The library is supported by the enthusiastic New Castle Library Friends who plan fundraisers and an annual book sale.

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