Hockessin Library

  1. The New Castle County Public Libraries will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 26th and Friday November 27th for the Thanksgiving Day holiday.


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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. Senior Coffee with Elsmere Library

    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Sharon Concannon
    Location: Online
    Library: Elsmere Public Library

    Bring your hot cuppa and your favorite sweet treat! ...

  2. Sensory Storytime with Mrs. Marianne

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

    Sensory Storytime with Mrs. Marianne on Zoom....

  3. Beginning Spanish for Homeschoolers: Ages 3-5

    Time: 10:30am - 11:00am
    Location: Online
    Library: Brandywine Hundred Public Library

    Supplement your homeschooling curriculum with this free course in beginning Spanish. By using...

  4. 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...

  5. Abstract Pendant Jewelry

    Time: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
    Location: Zoom Meeting
    Library: Delaware City Public Library

    Learn how to make a beautiful pendant...

  6. Pajama Story Time

    Time: 7:00pm - 7:30pm
    Location: New Castle Public Library Facebook Live
    Library: New Castle Public Library

    Bedtime stories on Facebook Live!

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Ask us, anytime!

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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