Welcome to the Licking County Library.

Locations and Times

Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

Every fourth week (and fifth if applicable) will be a special program—Programmer’s Choice. Our goal is to make sure you have somewhere to go every week at the same time—we know routines are important to the younger ones in our lives!

Family Story Time
Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the entire family every week at your local library. *The holiday season may alter some sessions. Please see our online calendar for details.

Utica (Hervey Memorial) | Every Monday | 10:30am

West Newark (Emerson R. Miller) | Every Tuesday | 10:30am

Hebron | Every Wednesday | 10:30am

Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) | Every Thursday | 10:30am
*Programmer’s Choice: Oct. 31 session, dress in costume for a trick or treat parade.

Buckeye Lake | Every Friday | 10:30am

Tots & Twos Story Time
Downtown Newark | Every Tuesday | 10:30am
Get your wiggles out at this musically active program for ages birth to two. *Programmer’s Choice: Oct. 1 & 29, sessions are at Branstool Orchards—5895 Johnstown-Utica Road NE, Utica. November 26 is STEAM Team. Please register online for this special session.

Preschool Craft Time
Utica (Hervey Memorial) | Every Wednesday | 10:30am
Join us for crafts, friendship and fun!

Preschool Story Time
Downtown Newark | Every Thursday | 10:30am *no program on November 28
Join us for fun books, songs, fingerplays and movement activities. This story time is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers. *Programmer’s Choice: October 3 is Pre-K art play and October 31 is Where the Wild Things Are face painting workshop. Please register for these special sessions. 

Saturday Tales
Downtown Newark | Every Saturday | 11am (No session on December 7 due to WinterFest)
Join us for stories and songs in this fun for all-ages story time! *Programmer’s Choice: December 14 is Story Stew with The Caravan and December 21 is Nutcracker the Musical with Hullabaloo Performing Arts.

Sensory Story Time
Downtown Newark | November 18 and December 16 | 10:30am
Enjoy stories, songs and sensory play for the entire family. This program is designed for children who need a gentler, sensory sensitive story time experience.

Story Time at River Road Coffeehouse
November 15 and December 20 | 10:30am
Join the Library at River Road Coffeehouse located on the Newark square—26 North Park Place.

Kindergarten Kick-Start
Downtown Newark | November 22| 11am | Early Learners
Are you feeling nervous about Kindergarten? Come to Kindergarten Kick-Start, where we’ll equip your child with the skills they need to get a strong start. We’ll go beyond basic academics, encouraging kids to enjoy their school experience by appealing to their imagination and sparking their natural curiosity. Click here to register: https://bit.ly/2WewTvK

Noon Year’s Eve
West Newark | December 31 | 11:30am | Early Learners
This program is made for families with kids who might be curious about New Year’s Eve fun, but are still too little to stay up till midnight. Celebrate together with stories, songs and a countdown to midnight/noon!

  • Dec
    14

    Saturday Tales - Story Stew with The Caravan

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

    Part rebus story, part Madlib, part Choose Your Own Adventure, part recipe, this ridiculous journey teaches participants the essential elements of a story through the use of an enormous and ever-chang...

  • Dec
    16

    Onsite Help/Ask a Techspert - Utica

    10:00 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Do you have a question about technology? Drop by or schedule an appointment about your laptop, smartphone, tablet, Kindle, software or other technology needs. Call 740.349.5509 today!

  • Dec
    16

    Onsite Help/Ask a Techspert - Buckeye Lake

    10:00 AM @ Buckeye Lake

    Do you have a question about technology? Drop by or schedule an appointment about your laptop, smartphone, tablet, Kindle, software or other technology needs. Call 740.349.5509 today!

  • Dec
    16

    Family Story Time - Hervey Memorial Branch (Utica)

    10:30 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Dec
    16

    Sensory Story Time

    10:30 AM @ Downtown Newark

    Enjoy stories, songs, and sensory play for the whole family. This program is specially planned just for kids who need a more gentle, sensory sensitive story time experience.