Hockessin Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 1 for the Labor Day holiday.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.

Upcoming Events

  1. Closed

    When: Monday, September 01, 2014 - All Day
    Where: Hockessin Library

    Closed -- Labor Day

  2. Teen Book Group

    When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Small)

    Book discussion group. Bring bottled water. Snacks will be provided. Ages 12 and up. Our book this month is Redwall by...

  3. Lego Club

    When: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Large)

    Bring your imagination and makes some LEGO creations. We supply everything so please leave your LEGOSs at home. Ages 3...







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.