Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25; and Friday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday. Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.

  2. The New Castle County Libraries will close at 5pm on Wednesday, December 31 and be closed all day on Thursday, January 1 for the New Year holiday. Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.

  1. Girls and Dolls Book Club

    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Storytime Room

    Read and talk about your favorite doll and enjoy some tea too!
    Ages 7 and up register at the Kid's Desk, or by calling Bear...

  2. Affordable Care Act

    When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Bear Library

    Angela Wilson - Federal Certified Navigator will be at Bear Library to help you 'navigate' the Marketplace and answer your questions and...

  3. Affordable Care Act

    When: Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Bear Library

    Angela Wilson - Federal Certified Navigator will be at Bear Library to help you 'navigate' the Marketplace and answer your questions and...



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.