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

In honor of Abraham Lincoln's Birthday, the library will be closed on February 5, 2024. As we pay tribute to this influential figure in American history, we encourage everyone to reflect on the principles and ideals that he stood for. Our doors will reopen on February 6, 2024, ready to welcome you back for another day of exploration, learning, and community engagement. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to serving you on our return.

Our library will be closed on February 19th, 2024, in observance of President's Day. This closure is a tribute to the leaders who have shaped our great nation. Take this opportunity to reflect on the contributions of past presidents and perhaps explore literature related to their remarkable achievements. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to serving you again when regular library hours resume the following day. Happy President's Day!

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: Chicago Pizza

Deep-dish pizza, a favorite in Illinois and nationwide, is believed to have originated in Chicago during World War II. It combines elements of a casserole and pizza, offering a substantial and affordable option during challenging times. The pizza dough lines a round pan with vertical sides, creating a deep-dish effect. Toppings, including tomato sauce, mozzarella, oregano, and Parmesan, are generously added, with options like Italian sausage, mushrooms, peppers, onions, olives, and pepperoni. This Chicago-style pizza has become a beloved and hearty choice for pizza enthusiasts.

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

Flubby Does Not Like Valentine's Day by J. E. Morris

Kami wants to give Flubby a gift for Valentine's Day. But cats can't read cards, and flowers make Flubby sneeze! Can Kami find the perfect present for her pal?

The charming illustrations, simple text, and comic-like panels by J. E. Morris, author-illustrator of the Maud the Koala books, make this a unique format with a narrative style perfect for storytime and progressing readers.

Buffalo Fluffalo by Bess Kalb

Buffalo Fluffalo arrives on the scene puffed up with self-importance. Stomping around and raising billows of dust, Buffalo Fluffalo proclaims his superiority to the other creatures—the ram, the prairie dog, and the crow—who just want to be his friend. So Buffalo Fluffalo, who has had enuffalo, heads off to grumble to himself. Suddenly, a rain shower pours down from the clouds and—what’s this? All of his fluffalo is a soggy mess! There Fluffalo stands, a drenched pip-squeak without his disguise. The other animals, who could see through Fluffalo’s bravado from the start, circle around to comfort him. As prairie dog says with a smile in his eyes, You’re great how you are, no matter your size.

Upcoming Teen Events

Recommended Teen Books of the Month

"She gets the girl" by Rachael Lippincott and Alyson Derrick

Alex Blackwood, headstrong and flirtatious, meets Molly Parker, who is organized but socially awkward, with a crush on Cora Myers. Despite their differences, they team up when Alex discovers Molly's hidden feelings. In an effort to prove themselves to others, they embark on a plan to help each other win their crushes' hearts, but along the way, they find a connection that goes beyond their original intentions.

Check & Mate by Ali Hazelwood

Mallory Greenleaf, disillusioned with chess due to past family troubles, reluctantly enters a charity tournament and unexpectedly defeats world champion Nolan Sawyer. Despite her initial resistance, Mallory finds herself drawn to Nolan's enigmatic charm. As she rises in the chess ranks, Mallory grapples with the game's impact on her family and discovers the complexities of love, competition, and the unexpected allure of the chess world.

Adult Events

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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