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.

     

    • 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.

    • Dec
      16

      Curiosity Lab

      1:00 PM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

      Have fun in this sometimes messy, but always fun, homeschool program involving science, technology, engineering, art and math. December theme: Senses.