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 website.

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    Preschool Story Time

    10:00 AM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    Read engaging books, sing songs, and participate in early literacy activities designed especially for your preschooler.

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    Family Make and Take

    10:00 AM @ West Newark (Emerson R. Miller)

    Imagine, create and participate! Children engage in a variety of hands-on activities that include making fun, seasonal crafts, exploring STEAM activities, and/or creating one-of-a-kind masterpieces.

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    Email Basics - Google Gmail

    10:30 AM @ Downtown Newark - Upper Level Conference Room

    Learn the basics of email using Google Gmail on both laptop and desktop computers and mobile devices. Explore the ins and outs of creating, reading, replying, forwarding, CC/BCC, attachments, signatur...

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    Family Story Time - Hebron Branch

    10:30 AM @ Hebron

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

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    Little Tot's Story Time

    11:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    Bring your little one for a fun morning of stories, songs and socializing! This story time caters to kids with short attention spans.