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The Friends of the Hockessin Library are happy to report the resumption of used books collection at our drive-up location on Mill Creek Road at Old Lancaster Pike from 9am to noon on Saturday, March 13, 2021 weather permitting. Please check back here, at our Facebook page, and the Library main phone number for updates.

Donors may drop off used books on the second Saturday of the month. We will continue to abide by CDC and State of Delaware COVID-19 pandemic mitigation guidelines and rules by cleaning hands or wearing gloves, and by asking everyone to observe social distancing and to wear a mask or face covering.

The Friends are grateful to all of those donors who brought us books in 2020. The November 2020 drop-off was colossal! Due to the pandemic, we are still not able to field our usual complement on sorters and packers. Therefore, we ask that you closely follow our book donation guidelines in order to reduce our need to handle and dispose of unsalable material.

Get Library Items with Contactless Pickup

The Hockessin Public Library has expanded curbside pickup opportunities. We will now offer appointments on Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 - 6:30 and Friday and Saturday from 10 - 4:30. Our reference staff is available to make suggestions and pull requested material. Call us today! 302-239-5160.

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mission of the Hockessin Public Library.

Membership is available to all who
share the vision of advancing
the tradition of the library.

FOHL Donated Charles Parks Statues
Hockessin Room
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Mission Statement
To promote public awareness of the Hockessin Library and its educational and recreational services. To assist the library in determining and responding to the needs of the greater Hockessin community.

Reading Garden Watering
Voluteers Needed
  Would you like to spend a quiet hour in the Library Reading Garden helping to keep it looking beautiful with very little effort?

The Friends of the Hockessin Library need your help to water the Garden once a week from July through September.

Choose your week(s) and day and provide your contact information at

A Board member will be in touch with you to explain where to find the hose and how to use the water key.

Volunteers will receive an $8 coupon to use at the January 2021 Used Book Sale.
Reading Garden donated by the FOHL
Reading Garden donated by the FOHL
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1023 Valley Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 239-5160

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