Hockessin Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED Friday, December 23; Saturday, December 24; Sunday, December 25; and Monday, December 26 for the Seasonal Holidays. We will also be CLOSED on Sunday, January 1 and Monday, January 2 for the New Year's holiday.

    We apologize for any inconvenience. Please be sure to renew your items early to avoid issues during this time.

Special holiday hours at Hockessin, Brandywine Hundred and Newark libraries:

Monday 12/19/16 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12/20/16 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12/21/16 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12/22/16 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 12/23/16 through Monday 12/26/16 CLOSED

Resume regular hours on Tuesday 12/27/16



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  1. How the Grinch Stole WHO-ckessin

    When: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Join us for an interactive showing of the original classic Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas in partnership...

  2. Coding Without a Computer

    When: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Coding is the background language that helps a computer run but you can code without a computer. Hands-on activities...

  3. Lego Club

    When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Large)

    Bring your imagination and makes some LEGO creations. We supply everything so please leave your LEGOSs at home. Ages 3 and...

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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.