Hockessin Library

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1000 Books

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 (PDF) or visit www.1000booksbeforekindergarten.org.

  1. Play Now!!! Juneteenth Trivia - Kahoot

    Time: 12:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle Public Library


  2. Storytime with Mrs. Marianne

    Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
    Presenter: Marianne Hahn
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

    Storytime with Mrs. Marianne, Live on the

  3. Featured Creatures

    Time: 10:00am - 10:30am
    Presenter: Renate Cumming, Kim Friberg, Kyra Carmack
    Location: Online
    Library: Bear Public Library

    Each week we present a different...

  4. Story Time with Claire

    Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Claire Petri
    Library: Woodlawn Public Library

    Join Claire for stories, songs, and silliness every Thursday - simultaneously live on both...

  5. Must Love Yarn

    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location: Hockessin Library Zoom Meeting
    Library: Hockessin Public Library

    Connect with other yarn enthusiasts for our weekly chatty gatherings, be...

  6. Jitterbugs Music and Movement

    Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Library: Woodlawn Public Library

  7. Happy Tales - PAWS for People

    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Paws for People
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

    Come read to a furry friend from PAWS for People via...

  8. Scratch Jr. - Zoom

    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle Public Library

  9. Keep Calm and Read Jane Austen with Historian Kathy Wilson

    Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Presenter: Kathy Wilson
    Location: Online Meeting
    Library: Delaware City Public Library

    Her contemporaries paid scant attention to her,...

  10. Social Security - Legal Workshop Series

    Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Presenter: DE Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI)
    Location: Online
    Library: Delaware Libraries

    In 2019 over 17,000 Delawareans...

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Ask a Librarian Delaware is operated by Delaware library staff who can help you online, just as we do in person, from the convenience of your computer or cell phone.  You can ask us through email and text.  Please contact us and we will get back to you, whether it’s about your library account or item, or for research on a particular topic.  We hope to hear from you soon! We appreciate your service and use of our libraries, in person and online!  

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.

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