Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be CLOSED on Friday, April 3 and Sunday, April 5 for the Good Friday and Easter holidays; we will be open on Saturday, April 4. Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.

  1. Bank on Books Begins

    When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - All Day
    Where: Bear Library at Bear Library

    Kids in grades 1-5 record the cost of the books they read to see how much money they save by using library books. Registration required. Daily at...

  2. Yoga Tales

    When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Bear Library at Storytime Room

    Kids 3 and up with their caregiver have fun listening to stories and doing easy animal yoga poses, breathing exercises and relaxation...

  3. Nehemiah Gateway Tax Help

    When: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1A

    Bear Library hosts Nehemiah Gateway Community Development Corporation - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (NGCDC-VITA.) Walk-in. First...





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.