Hockessin Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Wednesday, December 24; Thursday, December 25; and Friday, December 26 for the Christmas holiday. Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.

  2. The New Castle County Libraries will close at 5pm on Wednesday, December 31 and be closed all day on Thursday, January 1 for the New Year holiday. Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.

  1. Polar Express Pajama Party

    When: Friday, December 19, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Wear your PJs and join us for a celebration of this classic story with special activities. Recommended for ages 3 and...

  2. Winter Break Scavenger Hunt

    When: Sunday, December 21, 2014 - All Day
    Where: Hockessin Library at Children's Room

    Join us on a scavenger hunt set up around the Children's Room. Hunts for all ages. Prizes for anyone who completes the hunt. This program...

  3. Winter Break Scavenger Hunt

    When: Monday, December 22, 2014 - All Day
    Where: Hockessin Library at Children's Room

    Join us on a scavenger hunt set up around the Children's Room. Hunts for all ages. Prizes for anyone who completes the hunt. This program...



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.