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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. Storytime

    Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location: Online
    Library: New Castle Public Library

    Join us for stories and fun!

    This event will be held via Zoom and streamed to Facebook Live. To...

  2. First State Farm to MyPlate

    Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Presenter: University of Delaware Cooperative Extension
    Location: Online

    Join us for a brief introduction to Delaware agriculture and the University of...

  3. Maker Program: Arduino/Genuino Jumpstart With Route 9 Library

    Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Presenter: Jessi
    Location: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center Zoom Meeting
    Library: Route 9 Library & Innovation Center

    This class is...

  4. Yoga Tales

    Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
    Presenter: Amy Vistorek
    Location: Online

    Enjoy stories and easy yoga poses with a calming guided meditation.  Towels or mats recommended. ...

  5. 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...

  6. Crosstown Trivia

    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Presenter: Scott Businsky and Maya Glassman
    Location: Online Meeting
    Library: Elsmere Public Library

    To take advantage of this unique...

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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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