Welcome to the Licking County Library.

Your Community Hub!

Licking County Library is committed to serving our community of lifelong learners. We reach all corners of our service area by providing free, cutting-edge materials, dynamic programming and learning tools. With continued community support, LCL has been able to actively engage people of all ages while fostering meaningful relationships that begin during the early stages of literacy. Reinventing ourselves as a relevant and innovative resource is something we strive to achieve. We have positioned ourselves as a community hub—one that is a natural fit.

Services & Research

Licking County Library wants our community to thrive! Everyone's goals are different and LCL's services and resources reflect those goals. Whether you are a teacher looking for a book collection, a job seeker needing access to a computer, a retiree looking to brush up on technology skills or a researcher looking for specifics on a local veteran—we are here to help you exceed your expectations. Please use our LIVE CHAT option in the lower right-hand corner of your screen for immediate help. Note: There are times that we will be assisting other customers and the chat option will be off.

  • Apr
    24

    Sensory Story Time

    9:30 AM @ West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) - Story Time Area

    Enjoy stories, songs, and sensory play for the whole family. This program is specially planned just for kids who need a more gentle, sensory sensitive story time experience. The Library will be closed...

  • Apr
    24

    Story Time for Twos

    10:00 AM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    This story time is designed to encourage the development of important literacy skills while having fun. Enjoy fingerplays, rhymes, songs, dancing and even occasional parachute play.

  • Apr
    24

    Preschool Craft Time

    10:30 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Join us for a morning of crafts, friendship and fun!

  • Apr
    24

    Fun Times at the Library with The Gathering Place

    12:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Meeting Room B

    This is a fun opportunity to meet people while learning about LCL’s Seed, Sprout & Share Library. Participants plant seeds in 2-liter containers to take home.

  • Apr
    24

    Tail Waggin' Tutors

    6:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    Whether you're a new reader or just need practice, sign up for 10 minutes of read-aloud time with gentle, certified therapy dogs. These reading buddies are always supportive and may just reward your e...