Welcome to the Licking County Library.

LCL is creating a fun, interactive space that is appealing to kids and teens of all ages at our Downtown Newark location.

After 20 years of continuous use, the Youth Services level is showing its age. A refresh is needed that provides better safety, security and lines of sight. The kids need an area where they can use their imagination and play while guardians can know they are safe.

The new space, set to open in May, will have a designated space for early literacy—like Story Times. An expanded programming space that is modern and inviting will enable us to host large groups. Two gaming rooms, a space for tutoring as well as a family comfort room are all being added so we meet the needs of our community.

While the improvements are happening in March and April, access to the lower level is closed. Programming is continuing but is being conducted in other areas of the Library—just ask and we’ll guide you in the right direction. We look forward to welcoming families just in time for Imagine Your Story Summer Library 2020!


  • Feb
    29

    Saturday Tales

    10:30 AM @ Downtown Newark - Meeting Room A

    Join us for stories and songs in this fun for all-ages storytime every Saturday! *No story time on February 8

  • Feb
    29

    Winter Wonderland Tea Party

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

    We invite you to a frosty tea party celebrating the magic of winter.

  • Mar
    01

    Library Ladies Book Club

    10:00 AM @ Buckeye Lake

    No meetings required. Just read the selection and fill out a survey.March: Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

  • Mar
    01

    Teen Featured Book Club

    10:00 AM @ Buckeye Lake

    No meetings required. Just read the selection.March: I'm Not Dying with You Tonight by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

  • Mar
    01

    Bookworm Book Club

    10:00 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    No meetings required! Just read the selection and fill out a survey.March - Still Lives by Maria Hummel