Hockessin Library, 1023 Valley Road, Hockessin, DE 19707, (302) 239-5160
May 4, 2021
New Hours for Hockessin Library!
We can't wait to see you again!
Have you noticed the big, blue donation bin in our parking lot? Say 'Hello' to Discover Books. They put your books in motion by reselling, redistributing, and recycling books. 

This bin is NOT for:
-Library materials
-Donations for the Friends of the Hockessin Library
Summer's on its way! If you need camp info, click below!
Tax Help Information
Still working on your taxes? Here are some options for getting your pesky taxes done. Reminder that your 2020 tax returns are now due Monday, May 17, 2021!

IRS Free File - Do it yourself online! Quick, easy, and free for most.

Nehemiah Gateway is providing Tax Preparation Services virtually and using drop off locations. For more information: CALL Delaware 2-1-1 or (800) 560-3372 or visit NehemiahGateway.org.
Tax Form Information
We have received 1040, 1040SR and DE Resident and Nonresident tax forms and instructions. They are located outside our front entrance during our phone service hours. They can also be included in curbside pickups at your request.

Please speak with a staff member if you have questions or need alternate forms.
You can call us at (302) 239-5160 or email us at hockessinlibraryinde@gmail.com

PA forms will continue to be available only online.
You look like you need something new to read!
Online Programs from Around the County to Your Home
President Woodrow Wilson and the Betrayal of the African-American Community
Saturday, May 15, 11:00am
Though future President Wilson ran as a progressive candidate, and was supported early on by Black leaders like William Monroe Trotter and Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, he surprised his supporters once in power. During his 1912 presidential campaign, he promised, "absolute fair dealing and for everything by which I could assist in advancing the interests of [African Americans] in the United States." Within a month after taking office, he steps towards segregating Federal Offices that had been working together for 50 years.

Real 2 Reel: Documentary and Dialogue
"Three Identical Strangers"
Friday, May 21, 7:00pm​

The best documentaries engage your mind and your heart. Join us this month as we watch the 2018 documentary "Three Identical Strangers," which concerns three young men who meet one another only to find out they're triplets, separated at birth. A brief and optional discussion will immediately follow the film.
Eating Smart, Moving More!
Six FREE weekly sessions beginning Wednesday, May 5, 6:00pm

Can you eat healthier and be more active even when you're on a tight budget? YES! Join our FREE six-session course. Receive a certificate and calendar with recipes for completing the series.

This program is being brought to you by University of Delaware Cooperative Extension and the Delaware Libraries. These institutions are equal opportunity providers.
Plant-Forward Cooking: Nourish Yourself with the Goodness of Plants
Thursday, May 6, 4:30pm

Plant-forward dishes are vibrant and delicious. With this versatile and sustainable approach to food, you don't necessarily have to exclude meat, but rather allow plants to take center stage.

Presented by Vanessa Young, a cooking instructor, writer, and educator known for her artful approach to food and wellness.
Outdoor Arts and Crafts at New Castle Public Library
Wednesday, May 12, 3:00pm

Join us in our back parking lots for arts and crafts for kids. No registration necessary! Weather permitting.

We are located at:
424 Delaware St.
New Castle, DE 19720
What letter will it be today??
Check in with Miss Terri to find out!
OPEN MIC is Back!
(adults and teens 16+)
Wednesday, May 19, 6:00pm
Join us for a Virtual Open Mic Night, hosted by staff from Newark and Claymont libraries! Share your talent: SING, play an instrument, read a poem, or just listen in. Program is geared towards adults and teens 16+.
Virtual Trivia Night
Thursday, May 27, 8:00pm
Join us on Kahoot! and Zoom for virtual trivia! About half an hour before 8, you will be invited to a Zoom meeting via email so registration is required. At 8, we will give you the code to join the Kahoot! game. Click on the ticketing link to register. You will need two devices to participate. You will need Zoom to view the questions and Kahoot! to answer them. There will be 4 different rounds with 15 questions each.
Teen Time on Discord
Tuesdays at 4:00pm
Join the librarians of New Castle County Libraries on our teen Discord server to hang out, play games, talk about books, movies, and music, and geek out together!

To request an invitation to join our Discord server, please fill out this form and one of our staff moderators will email you a link:
Etsy Intro Parts 1 and 2
Monday, May 17 & 24, 6:30pm

Part One: an introduction to Etsy for beginners in accessible language covering what Etsy is, how it differs from eBay and other online shopping sites, its policies, and how to sign up and get started with buying and selling.

Part Two: a second class which discusses more issues with selling products, how to get more business, and how to handle complaints among other things.
COVID-19 & Vaccine Information
If you or someone you know needs help with today's challenges, the Delaware Hope Line – 1 (833) 9-HOPEDE or (833) 946-7333 – is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect callers to a variety of resources and information, including support from clinicians and peer specialists plus crisis assistance. 
The Friends of the Hockessin Library's next donation collection will be May 8, 2021,

Due to the pandemic, the Friends are still not able to field our usual complement of 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.
For more information or to join the Friends of the Hockessin Library, click here!
Read a Good Book Lately?
Join one of Hockessin Library's book groups for lively conversation and (what else?) good reads!
Blue Hen Book Award Winners 2021

The Blue Hen Book Award is a children’s choice award sponsored by the Youth Services Division of the Delaware Library Association.
The award encourages literacy and library use by children and teens.
Noon Book Group
May 12, 12noon
This month's book is
"American Dirt," by
Jeanine Cummins.
Register by emailing Shelley Stein at shelley.stein
Evening Book Group
May 18, 7pm
We will discuss
"Dear Edward," by
Ann Napolitano.
Register by emailing Shelley Stein at
Chick Lit Book Group
May 19, 7pm
We will be meeting via Zoom to discuss
"Hurricane Season," by
Lauren K. Denton.
Required registration here! 
The book can be borrowed as an eBook from our online catalog here.
Book Groups for EVERYONE!!
Click on the button to register; click on the book to borrow!
Chinese Bilingual Story Time
Saturday, May 8, 2:30pm

Bilingual Story Time with stories in Chinese and English for kids ages 5-9.
Library Services just for YOU!
Value Line
Are you missing access to Value Line? Call Hockessin Library at (302) 239-5160 to find out how you can connect to Value Line from home, on your computer or tablet.
Now available at Appoquinimink, Brandywine, Hockessin, Kirkwood, Newark, and Route 9 Libraries.
Busted printer? We can print for you and schedule a curbside pick up!
We are professional browsers at your service. Click a button below and we will call you to schedule a pick up time.
Employment Opportunities
In need of employment? Work with the county!
New jobs are posted continuously.
Access the Library Even When You're Away!
Delaware Libraries offers many ways you can access information, education and recreation from home! 
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Have a day as awesome as you are!!
Click here to visit the library anytime, day or night.
To ask a question,
click here or call us at
(302) 239-5160.