Hockessin Library

  1. The New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED on Monday, May 28, 2018 for the Memorial Day Holiday.

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  1. S.T.E.A.M. Lab

    When: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Children's Room

    Explore different kinds of STEAM Lab technology each month.

  2. Memorial Day - Hockessin Library Closed

    When: Monday, May 28, 2018 - All Day
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Hockessin Library will reopen Tuesday, May 29 at 10 a.m.

  3. English Class CANCELED due to Memorial Day Holiday

    When: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 12:00 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...

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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.

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