Hockessin Library

  1. Family Movie Day - Pete's Dragon

    When: Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Bring the whole family to the library to enjoy a great movie on our big screen. All ages welcome.

  2. Children's Book Week Scavenger Hunt

    When: Monday, May 02, 2016 - All Day
    Where: Hockessin Library at Children's Room

    Some of your favorite book characters are hiding around the Children's Room. Come find them! Hunts for all ages. Prizes for anyone who...

  3. Bring your iPad!

    When: Monday, May 02, 2016 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Large)

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

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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.