Hockessin Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, May 25 for the Memorial Day holiday. Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.

  1. LIBRARY CLOSED

    When: Monday, May 25, 2015 - All Day
    Where: Hockessin Library

    Memorial Day Holiday

  2. Rhythm, Rhyme and Story Time

    When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

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

  3. Kid's Book Discussion Group - Ages 7 & 8

    When: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 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 7 & 8. This month's book is...






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.