New Castle Public Library

New Castle Public Library will be closed until Tuesday October 13th.

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Virtual Programs happening with libraries across the state

  1. Facebook Costume Contest

    Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
    Time: All Day Event
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle Public Library

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

  2. Story Time with Claire

    Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
    Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Claire Petri
    Library: Woodlawn Public Library

    Join Claire for stories, songs, and silliness...

  3. Supports for Persons With a Disability & Their Caregivers-Focus on Financial Wellness Workshop Series

    Date: Thursday, October 22, 2020
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Presenter: University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
    Location: Online

    This series will assist you...

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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.

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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