Hockessin Library

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

New Castle County Libraries invite you to participate in this free program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he or she begins kindergarten. For more information, check out what New Castle County Libraries have to offer or visit www.1000booksbeforekindergarten.org.



Upcoming Events
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  1. English Class

    When: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Small)

    Literacy Delaware offers classes on learning the English language.
    Call before attending 302-658-5624. We will happily...

  2. 3D Printer Workshop

    When: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Large)

    Interested in getting started with 3D printing? Or perhaps you are just curious about this fascinating technology that is...

  3. Games Galore

    When: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Children's Room

    Board games and card games are set up in the Children’s Room. Play a game and meet some new friends.

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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.