Bear Library

  1. The New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26th and Friday November 27th for the Thanksgiving Day 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. Story Time Stars

    Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Lisa Beamer
    Location: Online

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

  2. Storytime with Mrs. Marianne

    Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    Time: 11:00am - 11:30am
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

    Storytime with Mrs. Marianne, Live on the

  3. Teen Time

    Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

    Join TEEN TIME hosted by libraries across the...

  4. Pippi Longstockings Story Hour

    Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Online
    Library: Delaware City Public Library

    Introduce children to the adventures of...

  5. ChessKid Chess Club

    Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Zoom Meeting
    Library: Bear Public Library

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

  6. Hockessin Library Book Group for Younger Chapter Book Readers

    Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    Time: 4:45pm - 5:30pm
    Location: Online
    Library: Hockessin Public Library

    We will be meeting via Zoom to discuss Lulu and...

  7. =CANCELLED= Dungeon & Dragons Gaming Group

    Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location: Online
    Library: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center

    The Route 9 Library Dungeons &...

  8. Spin a Yarn with the Appoquinimink Library

    Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location: Online
    Library: Appoquinimink Public Library

    Fibercrafters come together to socialize and...

  9. Urban Detectives Book Discussion Group

    Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
    Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Presenter: John Farino
    Location: Zoom Meeting

    Discuss ';hardboiled'; big city crime fiction, old...

  10. Storytime with Mrs. Marianne

    Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2020
    Time: 11:00am - 11:30am
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

    Storytime with Mrs. Marianne, Live on the

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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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