Hockessin Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, October 10 in observance of Columbus Day.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. Rhythm, Rhyme, & Story Time

    When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Large)

    Stories and activities for children ages 3 and up. No registration required.

  2. Mother/Daughter Book Club

    When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Large)

    Read and discuss books with your favorite female adult. For ages 8 and up and an adult. We will be discussing "Judy...

  3. Frederick Douglass' Letter to Henry Clay

    When: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Local historian, Syl Woolford, will speak to the topics Douglass raised and their relevance to events today.

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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.