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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. Storytime with the Appoquinimink Library!

    Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
    Presenter: Marianne Hahn
    Library: Appoquinimink Public Library

    Join us on Facebook Live for a...

  2. Rick Waterhouse Presents: The Dragon and the Chef

    Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Presenter: Rick Waterhouse
    Location: Zoom Meeting

    This is a mini-musical starring a 6-foot dragon puppet and Rick playing the King';s chef. Rick also...

  3. Fresh Fruit Salad

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Library: Delaware City Public Library

    Make the perfect fresh fruit salad to cool you down this summer. Learn what fruits are best and how to cut them to create a mouthwatering...

  4. Cook with Books

    Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Presenter: Kim Friberg
    Location: Online Meeting
    Library: Bear Public Library

    Sprinkle, mash and stir! Hear a story and learn...

  5. Mike Rose Virtually Presents: Once Upon a Magic Show Shorts

    Time: 2:00pm - 2:15pm
    Presenter: Mike Rose
    Library: Harrington Public Library

    Join us on Facebook for a brief magic presentation from Magician Mike Rose! Mike’s magic tricks...

  6. Happy Tales - PAWS for People

    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: PAWS for People
    Location: Zoom Public
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

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

  7. Pajama Story Time with Brandywine Hundred Library

    Time: 7:00pm - 7:30pm

    Snuggle in for some silly stories and songs! Pajamas encouraged but not required. All ages. This program will be hosted using Facebook Live. Visit the following link on Thursdays at 7pm to watch live...

  8. Virtual Star Wars Bingo

    Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location: Online Meeting
    Library: New Castle Public Library

    Wednesday, July 16th @ 8 PM - Virtual Star Wars Bingo hosted on Zoom. We will show pictures of...

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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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