Hockessin Library

Eclipse Glasses

Total Eclipse 2017


August 21

Experience the eclipse at New Castle County Libraries. Check your local library for a list of programs. Please visit NASA's web site for eclipse safety information. Or view highlights of eclipse programs in New Castle County libraries.


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

New Castle County Libraries invite you to participate in this free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she begins kindergarten. For more information, check out what New Castle County Libraries have to offer or visit www.1000booksbeforekindergarten.org.



Upcoming Events
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  1. Chick Lit Book Group

    When: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Small)

    Read and discuss entertaining, light reads by joining our fun book group! New participants are always welcome.

  2. English Class

    When: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Small)

    Literacy Delaware volunteers teach English to interested students ages 16+
    Learn more: 302-658-5624

  3. S.T.E.A.M. Lab

    When: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Explore different kinds of STEAM Lab technology each week. Recommended for 5 and up.

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On November 14, 1934, the Hockessin Library, known at the time as the Lamborn Library, was born with funds from the Levis H. Lamborn (d.1896) Trust. The Hockessin Community Club started the library and gaining popularity requested a bookmobile from New Castle County Libraries in 1961, birthed the Friends of the Hockessin Library in 1975, formed the Hockessin Public Library Incorporated in 1977, and opened a children’s collection in 1980. The current building was built in 1994 and renovated in 2008, on the farm once owned by John G. Jackson prior to 1868, where lives are enriched and resources are offered to everyone who enters.