The Collective

Collective representations are ideas, concepts, categories and beliefs that are the product of a social collectivity. They are not the work of individuals but emerge from social life. Located at LCL's Downtown Newark location, we invite you to immerse yourself into this space. 

Current Exhibit: Veteran Rememberance

May's exhibit remembers the 1,098 members of the armed forces who died during their service. They either lived, died or are buried in Licking County. They are listed alphabetically by last name with the year of their death. The prisoner of war/missing in action table is set up to remember the 38 men from the county whose remains have never been found. These men still missing from World War I to Vietnam are designated as MIA under their photos.


Landscape with Cows Robert S. Duncanson - 1871

Ohio Pioneer Exhibit
June 3 - July 31, 2024

In partnership with Marietta College's Legacy Library, Licking County Library presents Ohio Pioneers: From Such Beginnings Much May Be Expected, an exhibit presenting the story of pioneer settlement in the Northwest Territory.

This exhibit was inspired by the research of Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough, who consulted the Legacy Library’s collections while writing his book, The Pioneers.


landscape photo of sunset and trees

Call for Submissions for August Exhibit

Licking County Library invites you to participate in their upcoming photography exhibit: Nature Calls. Submissions are currently being accepted. Click for information.