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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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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 the library will be closed on Friday, March 29, 2024, in observance of Good Friday. We appreciate your understanding as we take this time to observe the significance of the day. Rest assured, we will reopen on the following day, Saturday, March 30, 2024, at 10 am, ready to welcome you back for all your reading and resource needs.

St. Patrick's Day, celebrated annually on March 17th, honors St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. What began as a religious feast day has evolved into a global celebration of Irish culture. St. Patrick's Day serves not only as a cultural tribute but also as a joyful reminder of the global impact of Irish contributions to literature, music, and art.

Over the centuries, the day has become synonymous with Irish identity, marked by parades, feasts, and the vibrant display of the color green. Irish communities worldwide celebrate their heritage on this day, showcasing the rich history, folklore, and resilience of the Irish people.

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: Bangers & Mash

Bangers and mash, one of the most popular dishes in contemporary Great Britain and Ireland, is an unusual treat in the United States, and the mystique is only increased by the meal's unusual and evocative name. Sausages in the United Kingdom have colloquially been called “bangers” since the World War I era, when food rationing measures led to the production of cheap sausages with fillers that would pop when fried in a pan.

While sausage quality in the UK is no longer artificially suppressed by wartime rationing, cultural differences in relative leanness and spicing of sausage make this popular British and Irish pub dish somewhat difficult to replicate perfectly this side of the Atlantic. Cumberland, Lincolnshire, or Irish sausages make for the most authentic bangers and mash.

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.

Recommended Children's Books of the Month

Bear Finds Eggs by Karma Wilson

As Bear and his friends stroll through the forest, they find different kinds of bird's eggs and leave gifts for the soon-to-be chicks.

Click here to check this book out.....

A Kid's Guide to Anime and Manga by Samuel Sattin 

"An accessible, inclusive guide aimed at helping young fans celebrate their okatu spirit by sharing the history of anime and manga while giving young readers advice on how to explore and interact with this fandom. Whether they're watching anime on Netflix and Crunchyroll or bringing home stacks of manga from the library or bookstore, there is no denying that young fans need a guidebook to help them navigate this geeky space.

Click here to check this book out.....

Upcoming Teen Events

Switch It Up: Video Game Club

Are you a fan of Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers, or Mario Party? If so, don't miss out on our "Switch it Up: Video Gaming Club" program! We'll supply the Nintendo Switch, sufficient controllers for up to 8 teenagers, the games, and even some snacks for a great gaming experience. This program is specially tailored for students in 7th through 12th grade. Click here to register!

Recommended Teen Books of the Month

Every Body Looking by Candice IIoh


A mixed-heritage dancer's coming of age within the African diaspora is shaped by abuse at the hands of a cousin, her mother's descent into and her father's efforts to create a Nigerian-inspired home in America.

Click here to check this book out....

Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez


Seventeen-year-old Camila Hassan, a rising soccer star in Rosario, Argentina, dreams of playing professionally, in defiance of her fathers' wishes and at the risk of her budding romance with Diego.

Click here to check this book out....

Recommended Adult Books of the Month

The Warm Hands of Ghosts by Katherine Arden

During the Great War, a combat nurse searches for her brother, believed dead in the trenches despite eerie signs that suggest otherwise, in this hauntingly beautiful historical novel with a speculative twist, from the author of The Bear and the Nightingale.

Click here to check this book out....

Toxic: Women, Fame, and the Tabloid 2000s by Sarah Ditum

The mid-aughts were a terrible time to be a teen idol. We will never forget the New York Post’s infamous “Bimbo Summit” headline featuring a photograph of Lindsay, Paris, and Britney, just like we’ll never forget the wrath of Perez Hilton, or Britney losing it on a paparazzi who just wouldn’t leave her alone. But in the last few years, the culture has seen a moment of reckoning of that era that was so hostile to young women. Now, Sarah Ditum reexamines the lives of nine female celebrities in the 2000s, and the sexist, exploitative culture that took them down.

Click here to check this book out....

Adult Events

Spring is right around the corner.....

and with it, our offerings for patrons looking to strengthen their green thumb. Our seed library is back up and running in the Adult Fiction section – take up to five packets of seeds, and be sure to “check them out” using our guestbook at the station. We also have a small variety of gardening tools available to check out! Peruse what we have to offer at a station in the Adult Non-Fiction section, or ask one of our friendly reference staff for more information.

Finally, look out for our series of Master Gardening programs, brought to you in part by generous support from our local Arasapha Garden Club. Up next is a virtual presentation on Indoor Seed Starting with Rebecca Renderio on Thursday, March 21 at 6:00pm. Click here to register!.

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New Castle Public Library

424 Delaware Street

New Castle, DE 19720

P: (302) 328-1995

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