Welcome to the Licking County Library.

Make Your Donation Today

We are excited to help you extend your philanthropy interest in a way that is both unique and personal. Maybe you love to support early literacy, technology, local history or another wonderful cause. No matter where you choose to direct your tax-deductible gift, you will be enriching our community for generations to come. We are grateful for your foresight and generosity.


Monetary Gifts 
You can choose to give a gift directly to Licking County Library in the amount you choose. Donations can easily be made directly through our PayPal account in any denomination. We also accept donations in person by mail at 101 West Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055. 

Gift Toward Endowment or in Memory of
Make a gift in honor of to celebrate someone you know who was touched by our Library. Licking County Library established an Endowment Fund at the Licking County Foundation. Donations can be made directly through the L.C. Foundation here. Please make sure to indicate the gift is for the Licking County Library in the "Write A Note" section of the form.  

Become a Friends Member
Friends of the Library groups are a vital part of a library system. These Volunteers help libraries serve the public through dollar gifts, volunteer hours, program support and advocacy. The Friends of Licking County Library is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the continued growth, development and use of the Library by people of all ages, backgrounds and diverse interests. To learn more about membership opportunities, email friends@lickingcountylibrary.org. A membership brochure can be found here.

Donations
LCL accepts previously owned books or other materials appropriate to library holdings, as well as new materials sent unsolicited to the library. All potential donations will be reviewed by a subject specialist. If the materials are deemed appropriate, the materials will be processed. If materials are not able to be added to our collection, if possible, the items may be included in the Library's ongoing book sale. All donors may request a receipt for tax purposes. For additional information, please email info@lickingcountylibrary.org.

Volunteering
By donating a couple hours of your spare time, you can contribute to the library in valuable ways.

If you or someone you know is interested, please complete the application form. We will be in touch to schedule an orientation. Below are some great volunteer opportunities in our libraries:

  • Shelving materials
  • Helping with special projects
  • Assisting with library events and programs
  • Helping to process or repair library materials



  • Oct
    19

    Family Story Time - Buckeye Lake

    10:30 AM @ Buckeye Lake

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Oct
    19

    Story Time at River Road Coffee House on the Square

    10:30 AM @ All Locations

    Join the library at River Road Coffee House for stories, songs & fun! All ages welcome. River Road Coffee House is located inside Palumbo's, on the square in downtown Newark.

  • Oct
    19

    Literary Costume Party

    2:00 PM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    Dress up as your favorite character and join us for our first literary costume party! Play book-themed games, make crafts and collect goodies at the library. Don't forget to enter our door raffle for ...

  • Oct
    19

    Bookmobile Stops

    3:00 PM @ Bookmobile

    Kroger on 21st 3:00 - 5:00

  • Oct
    19

    Fall Book Sale! - Members Only Preview

    3:30 PM @ Downtown Newark

    A special preview sale is open to members of the Friends of the Licking County Library on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Memberships are available at the door starting at $10 for student...