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. Toddler Tales

    When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:05 AM - 10:40 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Large)

    No registration required. Stories, fingerplays and more for children for 18-35 months and their caregivers.

  2. Book Babies

    When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 10:50 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    No registration required. Stories, fingerplays and more for children for 9-17 months and their caregivers.

  3. Mother/Daughter Book Club

    When: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Large)

    Read and discuss books with your favorite female adult. Bring bottled water. Snacks will be provided. For ages 8 and up...







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.