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.  

 

  • Sep
    20

    Preschool Story Time

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

    Preschoolers and their caregivers join us for a fun and interactive story time! Read engaging books, sing songs and participate in early literacy activities designed especially for your preschooler.

  • Sep
    20

    Family Story Time - Hebron Branch

    10:30 AM @ Hebron

    Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.

  • Sep
    20

    Little Tots

    11:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) - Story Time Area

    Babies and Family are invited to join us for stories, songs and fun.

  • Sep
    20

    Crafternoons

    4:00 PM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock)

    Do you like to craft? Join us for our first Crafternoon where we will create mixed media owls on canvas.

  • Sep
    20

    Teen Ukulele Club

    4:00 PM @ Downtown Newark - Lower Level Story Time Room

    Take on classic songs with the easy to use ukulele. All skill levels welcome.