Youth Summer Library Program

Licking County Library’s goal is for your child to have an enjoyable and meaningful experience with the Library this summer. We invite you to come with us on safari to encounter Tails & Tales through reading, play and hands-on exploration. With engaging reading challenges, fun incentives and virtual programs, we promise this summer will be something special!

Grab a book. Read with your child. Encourage them to discover new lands and worlds within the pages of a book and then “turn them loose” to explore their surroundings. A Summer Library Program Tracker is available at any LCL location.

Log each book you read or listen to this summer on your tracker for chances to win fabulous prizes. Earn raffle tickets with your tracker for grand prizes at every tourist stop throughout your trip. Plus, receive a free book at the half-way mark and on completion! Once you make it to your guide’s hut, you’ll receive a completion award. Return raffle tickets by Saturday, July 24 to any LCL location or email an image of your completed tracker to; Winners will be drawn on Monday, July 26.

Stop by any LCL location and pick up At-Home Activity Kits (while supplies last) during the months of June and July! These kits are packed full of adventure projects—we even created fun video tutorials to help guide your activities along. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for some extra special programs our team put together for you—we know they’ll make you “go wild!”

Our online calendar has the latest details on virtual programming for summer. Follow LCL on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for additional ways to engage with the Library. Thank you to Friends of the Licking County Library for sponsoring the 2021 Summer Library program!


Tails & Tales: This Place is a Zoo!
June 6, 16, 23, 30 & July 7, 14, 21 | 11am | West Newark (Emerson R. Miller)

Tails & Tales: Lotts of Tales *registration required for each individual program
June 10 | 11:30am | Virtual Program | Click to register
June 17 | 11:30am | Virtual Program | Click to register
June 24 | 11:30am | Virtual Program | Click to register
July 1 | 11:30am | Virtual Program | Click to register
July 8 | 11:30am | Virtual Program | Click to register
July 15 | 11:30am | Virtual Program | Click to register
July 22 | 11:30am | Virtual Program | Click to register

Tails & Tales: Virtual Steven's Puppets Goldilocks and the Three Bears
June 16 | 2pm | Virtual Program | Click to register

Tails & Tales: Up and Moving with "Peter and the Wolf"
July 8 | 2pm | Virtual Program | Click to register