Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. New Castle County Reads!

    2015's book has been chosen. Get ready for The Last Days Of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley. Watch this space for more information as it becomes available.

Upcoming Events

  1. Happy Thanksgiving! - Bear Library Closed

    When: Friday, November 28, 2014 - All Day
    Where: Bear Library at Bear Library

    Bear Library is closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
    We will re-open Saturday, November 29th at 10am.

  2. A Good Yarn - Morning Edition

    When: Monday, December 01, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 2

    Learn the basics of knitting, crocheting and other yarn crafts.
    We are like a Knitting Circle or Yarn Group but with a lesson....

  3. Jitterbugs - Ticket Only

    When: Monday, December 01, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Bear Library at Storytime Room

    Story, music, dance and activities for ages 1 to 2 years with caregiver. Listen, dance, play with your child. By ticket only. Tickets...






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.