Hockessin Library

  1. Get Out & Write!

    When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Featured author and member of the Written Remains Writers Guild, Patrick Derrickson will discuss his published stories and...

  2. Summer Reading Challenge BEGINS!

    When: Monday, June 01, 2015 - All Day
    Where: Hockessin Library at Children's Room

    Today is the first day of the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge. Come in to get registered and start keeping track of the time you spend reading...

  3. Rhythm, Rhyme and Story Time

    When: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Stories and an activity for ages 3 and up. No registration required.






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.