Welcome to the Licking County Library.

  • Johnstown


    320 North Main Street
    Johnstown, Ohio 43031

    Monday - Thursday | 10am - 8pm
    Friday | 10am - 5pm
    Saturday | 10am - 2pm
    Sunday | Closed

    The Johnstown Public Library opened in 1957 as a branch of the Newark Public Library, located in a single room of the Town Hall at the Monroe Township House.

    In 1995, Mary E. Babcock provided funding to purchase land to construct a new facility. Many dedicated community members, staff and volunteers worked for nearly 10 years to find an appropriate location to build a new library.

    The new Johnstown location of the Licking County Library (Mary E. Babcock Library) opened in early 2006.

    • Feb

      Tax Preparation Help

      10:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

      AARP professionally trained volunteers to prepare federal, state and local tax returns for low and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those sixty and older. You need to bring a photo I...

    • Feb

      Family Story Time - West Newark (Emerson R. Miller)

      10:30 AM @ West Newark (Emerson R. Miller)

      Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

    • Feb

      Tots & Twos

      10:30 AM @ Downtown Newark - Meeting Room A

      Get your wiggles out at this musically active story time for ages birth to two.

    • Feb

      Next Chapter Book Club

      12:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Teen Zone

      January 7 & 21: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Retold by Alvin SchwartzFebruary 4 & 18: The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson

    • Feb

      Building STEAM!

      4:00 PM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

      Bring your imagination to the table as we experiment with a variety of high and low tech challenges. Each month brings a new opportunity to build, create and explore.