320 North Main Street
Johnstown, Ohio 43031
Monday - Thursday | 10am - 8pm
Friday | 10am - 5pm
Saturday | 10am - 3pm
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.
A Universe of Stories - Family Space Sessions: I Spy Space Table
10:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)
Drop in every week for a new adventure through space. <p style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height: normal"> Theme: I Spy Space Table
FREE "picnic style" lunches this summer!
12:00 PM @ Downtown Newark
Anyone 18 and under can stop by the Downtown Newark Library from 12 - 1pm, Monday - Friday, for a healthy meal from June 3 through August 21. No questions asked.
Next Chapter Book Club
12:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Teen Zone
July: The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack LondonAugust: The Call of the Wild and White Fang by Jack London
Santa's in a Sweat - Christmas in July
1:00 PM @ West Newark (Emerson R. Miller)
This intergenerational program, co-hosted by Licking County Recycling, will help keep us cool. Learn to make wine cork ornaments, take photos in a very ugly sweater, and take part in a melted snowball...
A Universe of Stories - Voyager 2019
1:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room
The contents of the original Voyager were carefully selected to represent its senders and their habitat, humans living on Earth in the late 70s. We'll talk about those choices first. Then, we'll debat...