Hockessin Library

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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. Play Now!!! Juneteenth Trivia - Kahoot

    Time: 12:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle Public Library


  2. Storytime with Mrs. Marianne

    Time: 9:30am - 10:00am
    Presenter: Marianne Hahn
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

    Storytime with Mrs. Marianne, Live on the

  3. Storytime in the Park - Battery Park

    Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
    Library: New Castle Public Library

  4. Eco Book Discussion and A Climate Conversation

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Presenter: Delaware Interfaith Power and Light
    Location: Online
    Library: Delaware Libraries

    Join us for a discussion of Doug...

  5. Lunchtime Maker Chat

    Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Presenter: Jessi
    Location: Online
    Library: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center

    Tune in to show us what...

  6. Tales of Foolish Fools and Tricky Tricksters with Diane Macklin

    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Storytelling is the key to unlock the imagination! Storyteller Diane Macklin presents an interactive program of marvelous tales that salute the clever ways of some and the silly ways of...

  7. Happy Tales - PAWS for People

    Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Paws for People
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle County Libraries

    Come read to a furry friend from PAWS for People via...

  8. Four O'clock Fairytales, Folktales, Fables, Myths & Legends

    Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm
    Location: Online
    Library: Brandywine Hundred Public Library

    Share some classic and some new-to-you tales, while learning a bit of the story behind the story...

  9. Tails and Tales with Jungle Geebo and Friends

    Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Online
    Library: Delaware City Public Library

    Join Jungle Geebo and his friends for a magical, hilarious and animal filled program. Includes live...

  10. Practicing Poetry with JoAnn Balingit

    Time: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Location: Zoom Meeting
    Library: Woodlawn Public Library

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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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