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


April Dusthimer
Email: adusthimer@parknationalbank.com
Appointing Authority: Court of Common Pleas
Term: March 21, 2018-August 2019



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.

  • Oct

    Onsite Help/Ask a Techspert - Johnstown

    10:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    Do you have a question about technology? Drop by or schedule an appointment about your laptop, smartphone, tablet, Kindle, software or other technology needs. Call 740.349.5509 today!

  • Oct

    Family Story Time - Hervey Memorial Branch (Utica)

    10:30 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Oct

    Comic Book Teens

    3:30 PM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    September 9: The Stonekeeper (Amulet Book 1) by Kazu Kibuishi October 14: The Stonekeeper's Curse (Amulet Book 2) by Kazu Kibuishi

  • Oct

    Crafternoons for Kids: Fingerprint Tree

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

    Create a one-of-a-kind piece of art using your fingerprints, paint and your creativity.

  • Oct

    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...