Welcome to the Licking County Library.

Locations and Times

Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

Special Announcement: We are enhancing our story times by making sure you have something to bring your little ones to at the Library each week. No longer will there be a break in programming! Instead, every fourth week (and fifth if applicable) will be a special program and presenter—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.  *All of these sessions kick off the week of September 9, 2019.

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, starts September 10 | 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.

Preschool Craft Time
Utica (Hervey Memorial) | Every Wedneday, starts September 11 | 10:30am
Join us for crafts, friendship and fun!

Preschool Story Time
Downtown Newark | Every Thursday, starts September 12 | 10:30am
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
Join us for stories and songs in this fun for all-ages story time!

Teddy Bear Clinic
Downtown Newark | September 9 | 10:30am | Early Learners 
Bring your Teddy Bear in for a check-up with Sean Gallagher of Licking Memorial Pediatrics. This is the perfect program for your little one if they are a little anxious about visiting the doctor. If Teddy can be brave, so can they! Click here to register: https://bit.ly/2ZiiClx

Story Time at the Canal Market
September 10 | 4:30pm
Join the Library at the Canal Market for stories, songs and fun! Located in downtown Newark—36 E Canal Street.

Michelle’s Slumber Party
Downtown Newark | September 12 | 10am | Early Learners
Miss Wendy and her teddy bear, Michelle, invite you to a slumber party to celebrate National Teddy Bear Day. Drop your friend off between 10am - 8pm, and pick them up on September 13 at the Teddy Bear Picnic!

3rd Annual Teddy Bear Picnic
Downtown Newark | September 13 | 10:30am | Early Learners
It’s picnic time for teddy bears, at least that’s how the story goes.  Bring your favorite stuffed animal friend (or pick your friend up, if they went to Michelle’s Slumber Party) and join us for a story time picnic full of adventure and fun! Click here to register: https://bit.ly/30Igh0C

Dig into Worms!
Hebron | September 16 | 10:30am | Early Learners
Learn about the amazing process of decomposition! Listen to books, dig into worms and create compost stew at this messy program. 

Sensory Story Time
Downtown Newark | September 16 and October 21 | 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
September 20 and October 18 | 10:30am
Join the Library at River Road Coffeehouse located on the Newark square—26 North Park Place.

Kindergarten Kick-Start
Downtown Newark | September 27 | 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/2UadomO

Yoga Play
Downtown Newark | October 2 | 10:30am | Early Learners
Join us for story time with a twist!  We will be exercising our minds and limbs with stories and stretches.

Kindergarten Kick-Start
Downtown Newark | October 25 | 11am | Early Learners
Are you feeling nervous about starting Kindergarten soon? 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/30JRnxK

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    20

    Family Story Time - Buckeye Lake

    10:30 AM @ Buckeye Lake

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Sep
    20

    Story Time at River Road Coffeehouse on the Square

    10:30 AM @ Community Outreach

    Join the Library at River Road Coffeehouse for stories, songs and fun! Located on the downtown Newark square—26 North Park Place.

  • Sep
    21

    Saturday Tales

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

    Join us for stories and songs in this fun for all-ages story time every Saturday!

  • Sep
    23

    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!

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    23

    Family Story Time - Hervey Memorial Branch (Utica)

    10:30 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.