Hockessin Library

  1. Make New Bookmarks

    The Classic Catalog is being phased out and will become unavailable soon.  If you haven't already, please check out our upgraded catalog and bookmark it for future reference.

Upcoming Events

  1. Read for the Record Day

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

    Parents and children all over the world are trying to break a world record for reading the same book at the same time. Copies of this...

  2. Rhythm, Rhyme and Story Time

    When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Stories and an activity for ages 3 and up.

  3. Kid's Book Discussion Group - Ages 5 & 6

    When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Small)

    Read and discuss books with your friends. Bring bottled water. Snacks will be provided. For ages 5 & 6. Our book this month...







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.