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.
Get to Know Your Apple Device
10:30 AM @ Downtown Newark - Meeting Room A
Get to Know the basics of your Apple devices as well as how to navigate the App Store and download apps for your device. Participants should bring their own device to the class as well as their passwo...
Family Story Time - Hebron
10:30 AM @ Hebron
Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.
Preschool Craft Time
10:30 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)
Join us for a morning of crafts, friendship and fun!
Girls Who Code
5:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room
The fun Girls Who Code curriculum is used to teach ALL school-aged kids the basics of coding. Play with Spheros and be introduced to different languages like Scratch and Python in this monthly program...
Booked to Death
6:30 PM @ Downtown Newark - Upper Level Conference Room
January 22: The Chicago Way by Michael Harvey February 26: The Last Place You Look by Kristen Lepoinka