Hockessin Library

Library News

  1. The New Castle County Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, November 4 for Election Day.  Your library may be a polling place, but will not be open for business.  Please renew your items early to avoid confusion.
  1. New Castle County Reads!

    2015's book has been chosen. Get ready for The Last Days Of Ptolemy Grey by Walter Mosley. Watch this space for more information as it becomes available.

Upcoming Events

  1. Hockessin Library - CLOSED

    When: Thursday, October 30, 2014 - All Day
    Where: Hockessin Library at Information Desk

    The Hockessin Library is closed on Thursdays.

  2. Meet Author Wolfy Ghalkhani - CANCELLED

    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library

    Local author Wolfy Ghalkhani reads excerpts from her debut novel, "The American Shahanshah." Set in Philadelphia in the 1980s, this dramatic,...

  3. Giant Monster Movie Night

    When: Monday, November 03, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Where: Hockessin Library

    See the movies that started a cultural movement- starring King Kong, Godzilla, Gorgo, Gamera, Zarko, and Monster X. Join us as host, Justynn Tyme,...







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.