Welcome to the Licking County Library.


  • Downtown Newark

    Downtown Newark

    101 West Main Street
    Newark, Ohio 43055
    740.349.5500

    Hours: 
    Monday - Thursday | 9am - 8pm
    Friday | 9am - 5:30pm
    Saturday | 9am - 5pm
    Sunday | closed beginning 2019  

    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.

     

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      Preschool Story Time

      10:00 AM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

      Read engaging books, sing songs, and participate in early literacy activities designed especially for your preschooler.

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      Family Make and Take

      10:00 AM @ West Newark (Emerson R. Miller)

      Imagine, create and participate! Children engage in a variety of hands-on activities that include making fun, seasonal crafts, exploring STEAM activities, and/or creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

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      24

      Email Basics - Google Gmail

      10:30 AM @ Downtown Newark - Upper Level Conference Room

      Learn the basics of email using Google Gmail on both laptop and desktop computers and mobile devices. Explore the ins and outs of creating, reading, replying, forwarding, CC/BCC, attachments, signatur...

    • Jan
      24

      Family Story Time - Hebron Branch

      10:30 AM @ Hebron

      Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

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      24

      Little Tot's Story Time

      11:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

      Bring your little one for a fun morning of stories, songs and socializing! This story time caters to kids with short attention spans.