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.
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 email@example.com 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.
LCL is lucky to have access to rare historical books on the city of Newark. We have digitized them for you to browse.
- A Pen Picture of Newark and Vicinity, As It Appeared In 1818 by "A Native of the City"
- Famous and Infamous Citizens of Old Newark by Florence King
We've created several brochures for past history programs. Feel free to explore more about Licking County's historical significance.
- Historic Downtown Newark Walking Tour
- Haunted Newark Walking Tour
- Newark's Lynching
- Newark's Firebug
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.
Family Story Time - Mary E. Babcock Branch (Johnstown)
10:30 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) - Story Time Area
Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.
Preschool Story Time
10:30 AM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room
Read engaging books, sing songs, and participate in early literacy activities designed especially for your preschooler.
Crafternoon for Kids: Fingerprint Tree
4:00 PM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)
Create a cute holiday paper/cardboard character to bring holiday cheer to your space.
Basics: Google Docs
4:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Meeting Room B
Learn the basics of Google Docs, such as creating a new document, document setup, how to copy and paste, changing fonts/color/size, aligning text, adding bullets, adjusting the margins, saving and pri...
Babcock Book Club
6:30 PM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)
November: Where Hope Begins by Catherine WestDecember: The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty