Welcome to the Licking County Library.

Licking County and Ohio History

Explore our extensive collection of local history materials. Browse through over 500 files, uncover the history of your home using the Newark Historic Buildings Inventory or dig into the past with microfilm. Additional resources include yearbooks, veteran history, family histories, maps, Licking County Library’s Wiki, newspaper clippings, online research tools and books.



Wiki Page
 

LCL maintains a Wiki page for local history information on Licking County. 

Historic Newark Walking Tours

Our Local History Specialist is eager to set up a downtown Newark walking tour for you or your group.

The guided historic tour begins at the Downtown Newark location and visits historically significant buildings and locations throughout downtown.

The walk is approximately 1.5 miles. Call 740.349.5519 or email info@lickingcountylibrary.org to schedule. 

Johnstown Independent Newspapers

The Mary E Babcock Foundation worked to digitize the Johnstown Independent newspaper.

The scope of the project includes the Johnstown Independent from June 14, 1884, through December 2007, with the exception of 1899 which has no known copies.

Publications

LCL is lucky to have access to rare historical books on the city of Newark. We have digitized them for you to browse.

We've created several brochures for past history programs. Feel free to explore more about Licking County's historical significance.  

Licking County Genealogical Society

The Licking County Genealogical Society is housed at the Downtown Newark location. They offer a plethora of information including family history, marriage, birth and death records. For additional information, call them directly at 740.349.5510 or visit their Facebook page

  • Mar
    25

    Onsite Help/Ask a Techspert - Utica

    10:00 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Do you have a question about technology? Drop by or schedule an appointment about your laptop, smartphone, tablet, Kindle, software or other technology needs. Call 740.349.5509 today!

  • Mar
    25

    FREE Tax Preparation

    12:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Meeting Room A

    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program uses IRS-certified volunteers to prepare and e-file federal, state and school district tax returns for income-eligible citizens, at no cost to them. ...

  • Mar
    25

    Bookmobile Stops

    3:30 PM @ Bookmobile

    Reddington Condos 3:30-4:00Eden Community Center 4:30-5:00Shalimar 5:15-5:45Marne 6:00-6:30

  • Mar
    25

    Parent Table Talk Series: Communication Stategies for Parents of Teens

    5:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    LCL is thrilled to partner with Nationwide Children's Hospital to bring one of their PREP workshops on helping parents of teens better communicate. The Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)...

  • Mar
    26

    AARP Tax Assistance - Johnstown

    10:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    AARP professionally trained volunteers to prepare federal, state and local tax returns for low and middle-income taxpayers, with special attention to those sixty and older. You need to bring a photo I...