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



  • Nov
    21

    Toddler Art

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

    Get ready for messy, creative fun in this art class designed for toddlers. Introduce your toddler to new media—washable paints, watercolors, glue, glitter, markers and pencils. Encourage exploration...

  • Nov
    24

    Saturday Tales

    11:00 AM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    Join us for stories and songs in this fun, family story time every Saturday!

  • Nov
    26

    Family Story Time - Hervey Memorial Branch (Utica)

    10:30 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Nov
    26

    Baby & Toddler Sign Language

    11:00 AM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    Babies and toddlers who learn basic signs before they can talk have fewer tantrums and tend to learn spoken language earlier. In this fun and interactive class, we'll sing songs and learn some America...

  • Nov
    26

    Fun Family Movie

    2:00 PM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    It's Thanksgiving break! Get cozy at the library with popcorn, chocolate and a fun family movie!