Hockessin Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Monday, October 12 in observance of Columbus Day. Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.

  1. Musical and Cultural Traits of China

    When: Sunday, October 04, 2015 - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    University of Delaware is pleased to present an afternoon of Chinese music and its connection to Chinese culture....

  2. Bring your Kindle!

    When: Monday, October 05, 2015 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Learn to use your Kindle, download apps, e-books etc. Bring your questions and your Kindle (passwords, fully-charged...

  3. Laughter Yoga with Ila

    When: Monday, October 05, 2015 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library at Community Room (Combined)

    Studies show that laughter plays a role in healing, staying healthy, and maintaining emotional balance. Laughter Yoga is...

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.