Hockessin Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, October 10 in observance of Columbus Day.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. Delaware Money School: Know Your Employer Retirement Plan Options

    When: Monday, September 26, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Small)

    Students attending this class will learn the different retirement plan distributions options, along with how to factor in...

  2. Rhythm, Rhyme and Story Time

    When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Large)

    Stories and an activity for ages 3 and up. No registration required.

  3. Lego Club

    When: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Large)

    Bring your imagination and makes some LEGO creations. We supply everything so please leave your LEGOSs at home. Ages 3...

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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.