Hockessin Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. Toddler Tales

    When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:05 AM - 10:40 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    No registration required. Stories, fingerplays and more for children for 18-35 months and their caregivers.

  2. Book Babies

    When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 10:50 AM - 11:20 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    No registration required. Stories, fingerplays and more for children for newborn - 17 months and their caregivers.

  3. Lunch and a Movie

    When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Bring your picnic lunch and come watch a family movie on our projection screen.

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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!


Is There Anything Else We Can Help You With?

Can't find an item in our catalog and want to order it? Have a question about your library account? Would you like to leave a comment? Please contact us and a library staff member will get back to you. Thank you for Loving Your Library!



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.