Welcome to the Licking County Library.

Meet the Team

There are over 80 staff members that make Licking County Library run! From cargo clerks to youth services coordinators, van drivers and fiscal officers, everyone's job is important and make our libraries rock! We are always looking for the next person with innovative ideas, so check the Join Our Team page for current openings. 

Licking County Library Management

Babette Wofter, Director, 740.349.5503
Laura Appleman, Community Engagement Manager, 740.349.5523
Mary Harmon, Public Services Manager, 740.349.5521
Deb Holman, Support Services Manager, 740.349.5504
Sandra Lodge, Fiscal Officer, 740.349.5505
Julia Walden, Extended Services Manager, 740.349.5507

Board of Trustees

Thaddeus J. Claggett, President
Email: thad@claggett.net
Appointing Authority: County Commissioners
Term: September 1, 2013-August 31, 2020


Kathy Myers, Vice President
Email: kkmyers@embarqmail.com
Appointing Authority: County Commissioners
Term: September 1, 2018-August 31, 2025


Ruth Campolo, Secretary
Email: ruthcamp6@yahoo.com
Appointing Authority: County Commissioners
Term: September 1, 2016-August 31, 2023

Martin Altmaier

Email: altmaier@hotmail.com
Appointing Authority: Court of Common Pleas
Term: September 1, 2014-August 31, 2021


Barry Riley
Email: briley7@roadrunner.com
Appointing Authority: Court of Common Pleas
Term: September 1, 2017-August 31, 2024


Don Urban
Email: urbanphoto@windstream.net
Appointing Authority: County Commissioners
Term: September 1, 2015-August 31, 2022



The Board meets on the third Wednesday of odd-numbered months at 3:30pm. Meetings are held at the Downtown Newark location's Upper-Level Conference Room unless otherwise noted. Stay informed by reading the Regular Business Meeting Minutes.

  • Nov

    Family Story Time - Mary E. Babcock Branch (Johnstown)

    10:30 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) - Story Time Area

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Nov

    Preschool Story Time

    10:30 AM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    Read engaging books, sing songs, and participate in early literacy activities designed especially for your preschooler.

  • Nov

    Crafternoon for Kids: Fingerprint Tree

    4:00 PM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    Create a cute holiday paper/cardboard character to bring holiday cheer to your space.

  • Nov

    Basics: Google Docs

    4:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Meeting Room B

    Learn the basics of Google Docs, such as creating a new document, document setup, how to copy and paste, changing fonts/color/size, aligning text, adding bullets, adjusting the margins, saving and pri...

  • Nov

    Babcock Book Club

    6:30 PM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    November: Where Hope Begins by Catherine WestDecember: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty