Hockessin Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, November 4 for Election Day.  Your library may be a polling place, but will not be open for business.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. Make New Bookmarks

    The Classic Catalog is being phased out and will become unavailable soon.  If you haven't already, please check out our upgraded catalog and bookmark it for future reference.

Upcoming Events

  1. Halloween in Hockessin

    When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Children's Room

    A safe trick or treating experience for all ages. Children must be
    accompanied by a parent and be in costume to receive a...

  2. Halloween Reading from "Someone Wicked"

    When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library

    Just in time for Halloween, come and listen to stories that might thrill, chill, and keep you awake at night! The Fictioneers, performance readers...

  3. The Art of the Day of the Dead

    When: Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library

    Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday to celebrate deceased relatives. Join us for a celebration of the artistic traditions of Dia de los Muertos with...







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.