Hockessin Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED  on Friday, December 22, Sunday, December 24, and Monday, December 25 for the Christmas holidays.

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

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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.



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  1. Games Galore

    When: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Children's Room

    Board games and card games are set up in the Children’s Room. Play a game and meet some new friends.

  2. Winter Festival Concert with the First State Ringers

    When: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Celebrate the holiday season with the beautiful sounds of the First State Ringers.

  3. Foreign Films and Foods

    When: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Introducing a new program featuring films and food from foreign lands. Contact the library for titles.

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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.