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We are more than great books! From board games and musical instruments to streaming devices and tablets, we can jumpstart your next hobby and pursue your interests. Our array of unique lending materials is listed below!


Board Games
Find a range of options from traditional card games, classic board games and new family favorites.

Board games check out for seven days and can be renewed two times if there are no holds. Games can be sent to any LCL location or bookmobile.

For a current list of games, please contact info@lickingcountylibrary.org

Experience Packs
We've gathered together different items (books, movies, DVDs, even video games) around a certain theme and packaged them to create an experience for you.

Launchpad Tablets for Youth
Launchpad Tablets have preloaded apps and games that provide learning opportunities for age-specific and tailored topics.

Mobile Hotspots
The mobile Wi-Fi hotspots let people get internet service anywhere there's a cell connection.

Musical Instruments
We offer guitars, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles available to borrow for 28-day lending periods. Take an instrument home and learn to play on your own, or ask our librarians about our other music learning resources. Read our policies on musical instrument borrowing.

Playaway Audiobooks
Self-contained audiobooks on their own MP3 player. They are small and easy to use—just plug in your headphones or plug into your AUX jack for use in your car. 

Playaway Views for Youth
The all-in-one video player that makes movies, shows and award-winning educational programming accessible without the need for DVDs, downloads or a streaming device. Just plug in your headphones, listen and watch.

Roku
Use your home Wi-Fi to stream a wide variety of movies, TV shows and videos. Channels include Netflix, Crunchyroll, VUDU, PBS and more.

Seed, Sprout, Share Seed Library
Help your garden grow by obtaining free seeds from our Seed Library. This program provides locally adapted open-pollinated, heirloom seeds supplied and cultivated by Licking County residents. Seeds are located at our Downtown Newark and Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) locations.

Sensory Toy Collection
We provide specialized toys that help improve concentration and focus. We know how costly and time consuming it can be to find the right tools for your child. We are pleased to share this collection for you to borrow.

Sewing Machines
We have Singer Stylist models that are housed at the West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) location. These machines can be delivered to your closest branch by reservation through our online catalog.

Sprout Backpacks
Our baby and toddler backpack kits contain a collection of items (books, games and tactile objects) on a specific topic. These are available in the Youth Department and are updated often.

Talking Books for the Visually Impaired
The Licking County Library has been designated by the State Library of Ohio as a sub-lending agency to provide free recorded books, magazines and playback equipment to eligible blind, visually impaired, physically disabled and reading disabled Ohio residents. 

If you are interested in learning or applying to this service or have questions about your existing services, please contact the Adult Services Department by phone at 740.349.5553 or email info@lickingcountylibrary.org. Fill out an application for the program and return to your local LCL branch

The Works Museum Passes
Enjoy a day at The Works Museum in Newark! Up to four individuals can visit on a pass for free. Passes can be borrowed with a current Licking County Library card for up to one week. 

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    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!