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

Buckeye Lake | Every Friday | 10:30am

Tots & Twos Story Time
Downtown Newark | Every Tuesday | 10:30am

Preschool Story Time
Downtown Newark | Every Thursday | 10:30am
Join us for fun books, songs, fingerplays and movement activities. This story time is designed for ages 3-5 and their caregivers. 

Saturday Tales
Downtown Newark | Every Saturday | 10:30am
Join us for stories and songs in this fun for all-ages story time! This story time is designed for ages birth-5 and their caregivers.

Sensory Story Time
Downtown Newark | December 16, January 20 & February 17 | 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 between the ages birth-5.

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

Check our calendar for additional programs for these age groups.

  • Jan

    Get to Know Your Apple Device

    10:30 AM @ Downtown Newark - Meeting Room A

    Get to Know the basics of your Apple devices as well as how to navigate the App Store and download apps for your device. Participants should bring their own device to the class as well as their passwo...

  • Jan

    Family Story Time - Hebron

    10:30 AM @ Hebron

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Jan

    Preschool Craft Time

    10:30 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Join us for a morning of crafts, friendship and fun!

  • Jan

    Girls Who Code

    5:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    The fun Girls Who Code curriculum is used to teach ALL school-aged kids the basics of coding. Play with Spheros and be introduced to different languages like Scratch and Python in this monthly program...

  • Jan

    Booked to Death

    6:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Upper Level Conference Room

    January 22: The Chicago Way by Michael Harvey February 26: The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepoinka