Hockessin Library

  1. New Castle County libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, January 21, 2019 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. 

Upcoming Programs

Read with us this winter!

1000 Books

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 (PDF) or visit www.1000booksbeforekindergarten.org.

  1. Games Galore

    When: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 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.

  2. Cookbook Club

    When: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Small)

    Discuss and critique current and established cookbooks and try recipes from those books.


    When: Monday, January 21, 2019 - All Day
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    New Castle County Libraries are closed today.

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Ask a Librarian Delaware is operated by Delaware library staff who can help you online, just as we do in person, from the convenience of your computer or cell phone.  You can ask us through email and text.  Please contact us and we will get back to you, whether it’s about your library account or item, or for research on a particular topic.  We hope to hear from you soon! We appreciate your service and use of our libraries, in person and online!  

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.

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