Hockessin Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Monday, February 2 for the Lincoln's Birthday holiday. Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.

  1. LIBRARY CLOSED

    When: Monday, February 02, 2015 - All Day
    Where: Hockessin Library at Information Desk

    Lincoln's Birthday

  2. AARP Tax Prep

    When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Small)

    American Association of Retired Persons(AARP) Tax-Aide Volunteers offer Tax Help for Older Taxpayers by appointment...

  3. Rhythm, Rhyme and Story Time

    When: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 - 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Large)

    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.