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
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.
Family Story Time - Hebron Branch
10:30 AM @ Hebron
Enjoy stories, songs and activities for the whole family.
11:00 AM @ Johnstown (Mary E. Babcock) - Story Time Area
Babies and Family are invited to join us for stories, songs and fun.
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.
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.