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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

  1. Lunchtime Story Readings for Adults by Suzanne Savoy

    Date: Sunday, July 5, 2020
    Time: 12:30pm - 1:00pm
    Library: Lewes Public Library

    The Lewes Public Library';s Shakespeare Festival is pleased to present Lunchtime Story Readings...

  2. DIY - Herb Planter with the Dover Public Library

    Date: Sunday, July 5, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Library: Dover Public Library

    Learn to make a planter for herbs, including how to decorate the container. Be sure you are

  3. Musical Adventures with Miss Kathryn

    Date: Sunday, July 5, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Presenter: Kathryn Whitesel
    Location: Zoom Meeting
    Library: Newark Free Library

  4. Gentle Yoga with Bonnie at the Bridgeville Library

    Date: Monday, July 6, 2020
    Time: 8:15am - 9:30am
    Presenter: Bonnie Russell
    Library: Bridgeville Public Library

    Ananda Yoga has partnered with the Bridgeville...

  5. Storytime with the Appoquinimink Library!

    Date: Monday, July 6, 2020
    Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
    Presenter: Marianne Hahn
    Library: Appoquinimink Public Library

    Join us on

  6. Senior Coffee with Elsmere Library

    Date: Monday, July 6, 2020
    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Sharon Concannon
    Library: Elsmere Public Library

    Bring your hot cuppa and your favorite sweet...

  7. Animal Crossing with the Bear Library

    Date: Monday, July 6, 2020
    Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Presenter: Kyra Carmack
    Location: Online Meeting
    Library: Bear Public Library


  8. Jolly Rancher with the Lewes Public Library

    Date: Monday, July 6, 2020
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location: Zoom Meeting
    Library: Lewes Public Library

    Hosted by The Great STEMporium. Put your best home...

  9. Board Gaming for Adults and Teens

    Date: Monday, July 6, 2020
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center Zoom Meeting
    Library: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center


  10. Hooks & Needles with Frankford Public Library

    Date: Monday, July 6, 2020
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location: Frankford Library Zoom Meeting
    Library: Frankford Public Library

    Join Bonnie, via Zoom, for Hooks...

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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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