New Castle Public Library 

August 2023 E-Newsletter

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

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

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

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In this newsletter

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


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Wrapping Up Summer Reading

Patron Connect

The Museum pass program is available to adult Delaware Library cardholders (18 years+).

Come into the library to borrow a museum pass for a fun free time at one of Delaware's amazing museums. We currently offer passes to Mt. Cuba, Brandywine Zoo, and Tyler Arboretum.

For passes to other attractions please check availability on Museum Key.

Please note that each museum pass has its own admission rules. A museum pass reservation represents a commitment by the patron to abide by the library’s museum pass policy. Please call reference for more information.


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.

Gardening Tool Library Available Now!

Our gardening tool library offers a wide range of tools to empower and support patrons in their lawn and garden projects. With a wide selection of high-quality tools and equipment, patrons can access the resources they need without the burden of ownership. The library is equipped with rakes, shovels, shears, and much more.

World Trade Press

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

Recipe of the Month: Apple Dumplings

Fruit dumplings were popular in European countries. When colonists came to America, the recipe for fruit dumplings followed. The colonists had to use the fruit that was available, which popularly became apples. In apple dumplings, pastry is wrapped around a peeled and cored apple and sealed with a twist on the top. The dumpling is then baked to a golden brown in a buttery sauce.

To access recipe, click here!

Youth & Family Events

Lego Club August 15th 6:00 PM Tuesday

Lego Club, for grades K-8, is meeting every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at New Castle Public Library from 6:00-7:00pm. Come build themed Lego designs with family and friends!

Super STEAM Club August 9th 4:30 PM Wednesday

This August we're wrapping up our Summer with the Library program by thinking about what goes into planning a city or town, then making our own paper cities to take home.

Family Crafternoon August 14th 4:30 PM Monday

This August, following our summer reading theme "All Together Now", we will be decorating our own affirmation jars. Every participant (caregivers included) will receive a mason jar and various art supplies. Options will include paint, mod podge, and more. This program is intended for children ages 5-12, but older and younger siblings are welcome!

Baby Storytime 10:30 AM Friday

Baby Storytime is for children 0-24 months of age, and includes songs, stories, and movements that are especially appropriate for this age group. This Storytime is all about fun, bonding, and building early literacy skills.

Rhythm & Rhyme Storytime 10:30 AM Tuesday

R&R Storytime is for children 2-5 years of age, and includes songs, stories, and movements that are appropriate for this age group. We encourage learning through play and build our little one's early literacy skills with the use of stories, egg shakers, and more.

Recommended Children's Books of the Month

Bluey and Bingo's Fancy Restaurant Cookbook

Learn how to make yummy food with Bluey and Bingo! Bake some Shadowland Cupcakes, make BBQ Sausages, Capsicum Salad, or write your very own Fancy Restaurant menu! This cookbook includes 13 fun recipes to cook for everyone to enjoy, and lays flat to make it easy to read.

Barely Floating by Lilliam Rivera

A dazzling story full of heart about how one twelve-year-old channels her rage into synchronized swimming dreams from The Education of Margot Sanchez author Lilliam Rivera. Natalia De La Cruz Rivera y Santiago, also known as Nat, was swimming neighborhood kids out of their money at the local Inglewood pool when her life changed. 

Upcoming Teen Events

Switch It Up: Video Game Club

Enjoy playing Mario Kart, Super Smash Brothers, and/or Mario Party? We will provide the Switch, the games, and some Click here to register!

Borrow a Board Game

Our board game collection is located in the Library of Things area. Many fun and exciting games are available to be checked out for your family and friends to enjoy. Take Family Game Night to a new level with a new game.

Recommended Teen Books of the Month

Bellagarde by Jamie Lilac

Bellegarde reimagines the 90s rom-com classic. She's All That in 18th-century Paris, France. The lush pastel world-building of Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette meets the modern twist of Bridgerton in this YA historical rom-com debut.

One of Us Is Back by Karen M. McManus

From international bestseller, Karen McManus, comes the explosive third and final thrilling installment in the acclaimed One of Us... series.

Recommended Adult Events

Recomended Adult Books of the Month

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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