Hockessin Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED  on Tuesday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

    Please be sure to renew your items early to avoid issues.

Summer Reading Challenge 2017 Has Begun!
For everyone from newborns to adults

June 1 - August 12

Visit your local New Castle County Library or go to https://nccde.beanstack.org to sign up.


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. English Class

    When: Thursday, June 29, 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

  2. Health Series: Who are Long-Term Care Ombudsmen?

    When: Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Small)

    We advocate and help alleviate the loneliness and isolation of residents of long term care facilities. See how you can make...

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

    When: Friday, June 30, 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.