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



  • Dec
    13

    Preschool Story Time

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

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

  • Dec
    13

    Family Make & Take

    10:00 AM @ West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) - Story Time Area

    Imagine, create and participate! Children engage in a variety of hands-on activities that include making seasonal crafts, exploring STEAM activities and/or creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces in this ...

  • Dec
    13

    Family Story Time - Hebron Branch

    10:30 AM @ Hebron

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Dec
    13

    Little Tots Story Time

    11:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    Bring your little one for a fun morning of stories, songs and socializing! This story time caters to kids with short attention spans.

  • Dec
    13

    Bookmobile Stops

    4:15 PM @ Bookmobile

    Gratiot 4:15-4:45Brownsville 4:50-5:30Dogwood Lake 5:45-6:15Jacksontown 6:30-7:00