Welcome to the Licking County Library.


African American Heritage
Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.

Ancestry Library Edition (This resource can only be accessed while in the library)
The world’s most popular genealogy collection—with census reports, city directories, public records, military records, immigration and naturalization records, and more.

A premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America’s military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.

Conduct genealogy and historical research by searching census records, family and local histories, the PERSI archive, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank applications, and the U.S. Serial Set.

Ohio Obituary Index
This resource provides an index to 3,000,000 obituaries, death and marriage notices and other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obituaries may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Use to locate buildings and neighborhoods from 1867 to 1970 and study the growth of towns and cities.

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    Onsite Help With A Techspert - Buckeye Lake

    10:00 AM @ Buckeye Lake

    Have you recently received a tech gift or have questions about technology? Stop by for assistance with any technology issues or inquiries during this open house.

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    Family Story Time - Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    10:30 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the entire family.

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    Sensory Story Time

    10:30 AM @ Downtown Newark

    Enjoy stories, songs, and sensory play for the whole family. This program is specially planned just for kids who need a more gentle, sensory sensitive story time experience.

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    Curiosity Lab

    1:00 PM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    Enjoy this sometimes messy, but always fun, program involving science, technology, engineering, art and math. January's topic: air pressure

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    Teen Trivia

    4:00 PM @ Buckeye Lake

    Show off how much you know about pop culture and your general knowledge. Who knows? You may learn something new! Grab your friends and make a team or join one at the Library.