Hockessin Library

Hockessin Library is Open!

Monday 10:00 am - 8:00pm   

Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm  

Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm 

Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Saturday 10:00 am- 5:00 pm 

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1023 Valley Rd 

Hockessin, DE 19707

302-239-5160

Fax:302-239-1519

Beth Borene, Manager

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LIVE EVENTS AT THE HOCKESSIN LIBRARY

  1. Introduction to Ballet

    Date: Monday, October 18, 2021
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm
    Location: Online
    Library: Hockessin Public Library

    Boys and Girls ages 3 - 5 are invited to this monthly...

  2. Rhythm, Rhyme and Story Time

    Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    Time: 10:15am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Terri Jones
    Location: Community Room (Small), Community Room (Large)
    Library:...

  3. 7 & 8 Year Olds Book Group

    Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    Time: 4:45pm - 5:45pm
    Presenter: Terri Jones
    Location: Community Room (Small), Community Room (Large)
    Library:...

  4. Chick Lit Book Group

    Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location: Community Room (Small), Community Room (Large)
    Library: Hockessin Public Library

    Read and...

  5. Hockessin Public Library Closed

    Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021
    Time: All Day Event
    Location:
    Library: Hockessin Public Library

  6. Hockessin Library Closed

    Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021
    Time: All Day Event
    Location:
    Library: Hockessin Public Library

  7. Rhythm, Rhyme and Story Time

    Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    Time: 10:15am - 11:00am
    Presenter: Terri Jones
    Location: Community Room (Small), Community Room (Large)
    Library:...

  8. 5 & 6 Year Olds Book Group

    Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    Time: 4:45pm - 5:45pm
    Presenter: Terri Jones
    Location: Community Room (Large)
    Library: Hockessin Public...

  9. Must Love Yarn

    Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location: Community Room (Small)
    Library: Hockessin Public Library

    Connect with other yarn...

  10. Family Book Group

    Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location: Community Room (Large)
    Library: Hockessin Public Library

    Adults and children ages 8 and...

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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.

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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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