Hockessin Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, February 15 in observance of Presidents' Day.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. Laughter Yoga with Ila

    When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Studies show that laughter plays a role in healing, staying healthy, and maintaining emotional balance. Laughter Yoga...

  2. Hockessin Library Closed

    When: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - All Day
    Where: Hockessin Library

    The Hockessin Library is closed on Thursdays.

  3. $mart Money with Kids

    When: Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Large)

    In cooperation with the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware, kids will...






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.