New Castle Public Library 

November E-Newsletter

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Library Hours

Mon & Tues 10:00am - 9:00pm

Wed & Thurs 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fri & Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Please call us at (302) 328-1995

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In this newsletter

  • Tweens and Teens programs
  • Youth programs
  • Adult programs
  • Library Friends
  • Online resources


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Library Closings

Please be informed that our library will be closed on January 1, 2024, in observance of the upcoming holiday. We hope you enjoy this time with your loved ones. We will resume our regular hours and welcome you back on January 2, 2024. Thank you for your understanding and continuous support. Have a wonderful holiday celebration, and we'll see you soon!

Please note that our library will be closed on January 15, 2024, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. On this significant day, we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an iconic leader in the civil rights movement. His tireless efforts and vision for equality continue to inspire and impact our society. We will resume our regular operating hours on the following day, January 16, 2024.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. We appreciate your continued support. Have a reflective and meaningful Martin Luther King Day, and we look forward to serving you when we reopen.

The Museum Pass program is accessible to Delaware Library cardholders who are adults (18 years and older).

Visit your local library to borrow a museum pass and enjoy a wonderful, cost-free visit to one of Delaware's captivating museums. Presently, our selection includes passes for Mt. Cuba, Brandywine Zoo, and Tyler Arboretum.

For passes to additional attractions, kindly verify their availability through the Museum Key.

It's important to be aware that each museum pass comes with its own set of admission regulations. Reserving a museum pass signifies the patron's commitment to adhering to the library's museum pass policy. For further details, please reach out to our reference department at (302)328-1995 or click here.


A fresh and easy way to borrow and read from your library. Explore the collection through catalog guides, subjects, featured titles, and curated lists.To learn more, click HERE.

Kanopy Available Now!

Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and Kid favorites. You can stream on any of your favorite devices; via mobile/tablet apps for iPhone and Android, on your Desktop, and SmartTV apps like Roku, Apple TV, and Fire Stick. Get started with your Delaware Library card at

World Trade Press

World Trade Press is now available through the New Castle Public Library!

Recipe of the Month: Shuba

Because of the former Soviet Union's stance on religious festivities, New Year's Eve became the predominant holiday in Russia for numerous years. Herring under a fur coat, known as "shuba" in Russian, emerged as a widely savored delicacy during this celebration. This multi-layered herring pie stands as an iconic dish in Russian celebrations, retaining its popularity among Russian communities in the United States. Partaking in a platter of shuba with friends serves as a delectable tradition to welcome the New Year.

To access recipe, click here!

Youth & Family Events

Baby Storytime 10:30 AM Friday

Infant Storytime caters to little ones aged 0-24 months, featuring a delightful blend of songs, tales, and interactive movements tailored specifically for this age range. This Storytime session is designed to be a joyful experience, fostering the connection between caregivers and infants while nurturing the early development of literacy skills.

Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime 10:30 AM Tuesday

R&R Storytime welcomes children aged 2-5 years, offering a program brimming with age-appropriate songs, engaging stories, and interactive movements. We enthusiastically promote learning through play, enhancing the early literacy skills of our young participants by incorporating elements such as stories and egg shakers into the experience.

Upcoming Teen Events

Recommended Teen Books of the Month

Gwen & Art Are Not In Love by Lex Croucher

During medieval times in England, Arthur and Gwen, a quarrelsome pair promised to each other, discover mutual affection in their clandestine romantic pursuits. This shared connection prompts them to forge an unforeseen partnership as they navigate the summer celebrations of Camelot.

Gwen & Art Are Not In Love by Lex Croucher

In this captivating YA debut from the bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis, life orchestrates a serendipitous encounter between rival chess players, Mallory Greenleaf and Nolan Sawyer, leading to an unexpected match for affection. Mallory, disillusioned by the devastation chess wrought upon her family, reluctantly agrees to participate in a charity tournament, defeating the renowned "Kingkiller" Nolan. Surprised by his defeat and intrigued by Mallory's talent, Nolan seeks a rematch, sparking a complex game of emotions. As Mallory ascends in the chess world, she grapples with reconciling her passion for the game, her family's history, and her growing feelings for Nolan, all while navigating the intense competition both on and off the board.

Adult Books

The Postcard by Anne Berest

In January 2003, the Berest family received an enigmatic, unsigned postcard. It depicted the Opera Garnier on one side and listed the names of their relatives—Ephraim, Emma, Noemie, and Jacques—who had perished in Auschwitz. Years later, Anne embarked on a quest to unravel the mystery surrounding this haunting postcard. Delving a century into the past, she meticulously retraced her ancestors' footsteps: fleeing Russia after the revolution, traversing Latvia, Palestine, and Paris, enduring the ravages of war, and navigating the aftermath. What ensued was an electrifying and expansive narrative that shattered Anne's preconceptions about her family, her homeland, and her own identity.

Airplane Mode: An Irreverent History of Travel by Shahnaz Habib

This witty personal and cultural history of travel from the perspective of a Third World-raised woman of color, Airplane Mode, asks: what does it mean to be a joyous traveler when we live in the ruins of colonialism, capitalism and climate change?

Adult Events

Please call (302)328-1995 to register for this program!

Become a Friend!

Join New Castle Library Friends

NCLF membership is a great way to connect with others and make a difference in your community.

Membership in the organization is open to any individual, organization, or corporation.

Please donate generously to help support our community library. Membership dues are our major source of funds.

Visit our website for more information at ...

New Castle Public Library

424 Delaware Street

New Castle, DE 19720

P: (302) 328-1995

Creator: N.Wiggins

A Member of the New Castle County Public Library System

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