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

  • Jan
    22

    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...

  • Jan
    22

    Family Story Time - Hebron

    10:30 AM @ Hebron

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Jan
    22

    Preschool Craft Time

    10:30 AM @ Utica (Hervey Memorial)

    Join us for a morning of crafts, friendship and fun!

  • Jan
    22

    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...

  • Jan
    22

    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