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



  • Feb
    19

    Wigglers and Wobblers for Babies and Toddlers

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

    Get your wiggles out at this musically active story time for babies and toddlers.

  • Feb
    19

    AARP Tax Assistance - Johnstown

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

    AARP professionally trained volunteers to prepare federal, state and local tax returns for low and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those sixty and older. You need to bring a photo I...

  • Feb
    19

    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.

  • Feb
    19

    Next Chapter Book Club

    12:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Teen Zone

    The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London

  • Feb
    19

    Bookmobile Stops

    3:15 PM @ Bookmobile

    Hopewell Commons 3:15-3:45Glenwood Condos 4:00-4:30Willow Ridge 4:45-5:15Indian Head Drive 5:30-6:00Heathwood 6:15-6:45