Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 1 for the Labor Day holiday.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.

Upcoming Events

  1. History of the Negro Baseball Leagues

    When: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1B

    Learn about the Negro Leagues prior to Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier through Ron Whittington’s first-person interpretation...

  2. Getting Out of Debt and Keeping It in Check!

    When: Monday, August 25, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 3

    This course will explore ways to get out of debt and strategically accelerate debt reduction. Participants will see the actual cost of...

  3. Tech Tuesdays!

    When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Bear Library

    Individual eBook help and instruction.
    Kindle - iPad - Nook - Android
    Audiobooks and eBooks.
    Classes are FREE.
    Make...






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.