Welcome to the Licking County Library

Support Your Library

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. We accept donations in person or by mail at 101 West Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055. Donations can easily be made directly through our PayPal account in any denomination. 



Gift Toward Endowment or in Memory

Make a gift in honor of or 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 to either the Licking County Library Endowment Fund or the general Licking County Library Fund.


Become a Friends Member

Friends groups are a vital part of a library system. These supporters 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 and upcoming book sale dates here.



By donating a couple of hours of your spare time, you can contribute to the library in valuable ways. If you or someone you know is interested, please complete this application form and we'll be in touch with you 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




Material Donations

Licking County Library does not accept material donations. However, our support group, Friends of the Licking County Library, does by appointment. Please contact them directly at friends@lickingcountylibrary.org.