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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. Jitterbugs Music and Movement

    Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
    Library: Woodlawn Public Library

  2. Pop Artist & Hands-On Collage Workshop: Modern Pop Art Experience Presented by Michael Albert

    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Michael Alpert
    Library: Delaware Division of Libraries

    New York based pop artist and author Michael Albert has brought his Modern Art Experience...

  3. Animal Crossing with the Bear Library

    Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Presenter: Kyra Carmack
    Location: Online Meeting
    Library: Bear Public Library

    Friend Code: SW-6469-7884-2193

    Join the Bear...

  4. SAT/ACT Test Prep Webinar Wednesdays

    Time: 12:00pm - 12:45pm
    Presenter: Anna Moss, Mind the Test Tutoring
    Location: Webinar
    Library: Brandywine Hundred Public Library

    Mind the Test Tutoring will...

  5. Rick Waterhouse Presents: The Dragon and the Chef

    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Presenter: Rick Waterhouse

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

  6. Make Your Own Foosball Game

    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Library: Delaware City Public Library

    Like to play foosball, but don’t have your own? Learn how to create one using cardboard and other household objects.

  7. Tween Book Club

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

    Join us on Zoom for an informal book discussion.

    This month';s selection is Some Places More Than Others by Renee...

  8. Noon Book Group with the Hockessin Library

    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location: Hockessin Library Zoom Meeting
    Library: Hockessin Public Library

    Join us for a virtual meeting. We will discuss "Sunburn," by Laura...

  9. Happy Tales - PAWS for People

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

    Come read to a furry friend from PAWS for People via Zoom!

    Registration is required...

  10. Four O'Clock Fairy & Folk Tales

    Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Presenter: Bernadette Davis
    Library: Brandywine Hundred Public Library

    A quick dose of fairytales, folktales, myths, fables and legends, and the story behind...

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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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