Hockessin Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.


    When: Thursday, November 26, 2015 - All Day
    Where: Hockessin Library

    Thanksgiving Day


    When: Friday, November 27, 2015 - All Day
    Where: Hockessin Library

    Thanksgiving Holiday

  3. Bring your iPad!

    When: Monday, November 30, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Information Desk

    Learn to use your iPad, downloading apps, e-books etc. Bring your questions and your iPad (passwords, fully-charged device and...

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.