Welcome to the Licking County Library.


  • Downtown Newark

    Downtown Newark

    101 West Main Street
    Newark, Ohio 43055
    740.349.5500

    Hours: 
    Monday - Thursday | 10am - 8pm
    Friday - Saturday | 10am - 5pm
    Sunday | Closed

    The Downtown Newark Library dates back to the 1870s. In 1871, the Ladies Circulating Library was formed in a house in Newark. The reading room was moved to the basement of the Courthouse in 1880, but eventually closed.

    On March 16, 1908, the Newark Public Library was officially established by City Council at the urging of several women from the Monday Talks Club, which opened the Ladies Circulating Library. The Library opened to the public in September 1908 using one rent-free room in the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Building, later known as the Auditorium Theater.

    In 1920, the library moved to the Hilliard House at 105 West Church Street, behind the former Newark High School.

    A new building opened in 1950 at 88 West Church Street where it remained until voters passed a bond levy in 1997 to build the current library. It opened in 2000 and is the largest library in the county system.

     

    • Jan
      22

      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
      22

      Family Story Time - Hebron

      10:30 AM @ Hebron

      Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

    • Jan
      22

      Preschool Craft Time

      10:30 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

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

    • Jan
      22

      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
      22

      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