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  1. The New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, October 12th for the Columbus Day holiday.

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  1. Storytime with Mrs. Marianne

    Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    Time: 11:00am - 11:30am
    Location: Online

    Storytime with Mrs. Marianne, Live on the

  2. Advance Directive 101

    Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Presenter: Bill Gadola
    Location: Online
    Library: Bear Public Library


  3. Jitterbugs Music and Movement

    Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Library: Woodlawn Public Library

    Happy Tales - PAWS for People

    Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Paws for People
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

  4. Four O'Clock Fairy & Folk Tales

    Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Presenter: Bernadette Davis
    Location: Online
    Library: Brandywine Hundred Public...

  5. Harriet the Spy Escape Room

    Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Online
    Library: Delaware City Public Library

    Oh no! The school council has banned some of...

  6. Animal Crossing with the Bear Library

    Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Presenter: Kyra Carmack
    Location: Online Meeting
    Library: Bear Public Library

  7. Mother/Daughter Book Group with Hockessin Library

    Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location: Online
    Library: Hockessin Public Library

    We will be meeting via Zoom to discuss A Dash...

  8. Evening Story Time with Route 9 Library's Miss Marissa!

    Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    Time: 7:00pm - 7:30pm
    Presenter: Ms. Marissa
    Location: Online
    Library: Route 9 Library & Innovation...

  9. Facebook Costume Contest

    Date: Thursday, October 1, 2020
    Time: All Day Event
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle Public Library

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

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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

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.