Hockessin Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 1 for the Labor Day holiday.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.

Upcoming Events

  1. Rhythm, Rhyme and Story Time

    When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Stories and an activity for ages 3 and up.

  2. Kid's Book Discussion Group - Ages 7 & 8

    When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Small)

    Read and discuss books with your friends. Bring bottled water. Snacks will be provided. For ages 7 & 8. Our book this month...

  3. Lego Club

    When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Large)

    Bring your imagination and makes some LEGO creations. We supply everything so please leave your LEGOSs at home. Ages 3 and...







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.