Hockessin Library

  1. Be a Chalk Artist

    When: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Learn to make your own sidewalk chalk and then show us your artistic skills in our sidewalk chalk drawing exhibition. All...

  2. The Amazing Automobile Race

    When: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    At this program, kids will learn about the first American automobile race from Chicago toe Evanston, Illinois in 1895,...

  3. Roll it, Take it, Leave it, Move it: Know Your Employer Retirement Plan Options

    When: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Large)

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

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Register Online For Summer Reading!

New Castle County Libraries - in partnership with the Delaware Library Consortium - now offer access to Beanstack, an online portal that provides free summer reading registration and hours logging, personalized recommendations of children’s books, library programs, and educational apps. The new, online service is free to Delaware Library users and can be accessed from a home computer, mobile device, or in any of the Library’s branch locations. It includes book and activity logging, badges, and registration for all members of the family under one account. Beanstack also uniquely sends each patron weekly personalized emails recommending a library program or book.

How It Works

  1. Visit Beanstack
  2. Click on "Get Started"
  3. Fill out a profile for each child
  4. Read and complete fun activities to earn prizes this summer
  5. On Your Mark...Get Set...Read!


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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.