Bear Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, November 4 for Election Day.  Your library may be a polling place, but will not be open for business.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. Make New Bookmarks

    The Classic Catalog is being phased out and will become unavailable soon.  If you haven't already, please check out our upgraded catalog and bookmark it for future reference.

Upcoming Events

  1. Halloween Series: Ghosts and Spirits

    When: Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Bear Library at Meeting Room 1B

    Gerry Medvec, author with Mark Sarro of Ghosts of Delaware, presents video, audio and photographic evidence for the existence of ghosts...

  2. A Good Yarn - Morning Edition

    When: Monday, October 27, 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. Book Babies

    When: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
    Where: Bear Library at Storytime Room

    Interactive exercises and nursery rhymes for non-walkers - newborn to 12 months.






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.