College Financial Aid Workshop

Join us in Meeting Room A on Tuesday, November 15th at 6:00 pm to learn more about financial aid for the coming year. Presenters will include representatives from the Licking County Foundation and the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators!

New Computers!


Stop by the Main library and check out the new computers in the Teen Zone!

Calling All Artists!


Teen Art Walk 2016 is just around the corner; this is your chance to share your talent with our community! Submit up to three pieces of artwork (painting, pencil drawings, digital media, needlepoint, photography, clay sculpture, etc.) for judging and invite your friends and family to view the exhibit in the Main Library throughout the month of December. More information and entry forms available here!

5th Annual Battle Of The Bands!


Catch ‘Em All @ Your Library!

Pokemon Go

Do you want to be the very best? The Main Library will be setting off a lure module at 1:00 pm TODAY to kick off the hunt for Pokémon in downtown Newark. Bring your smart device, your friends, and your competitive spirit. Afterwards, enjoy Pokécrafts and a prize drawing. See you there!

SLP 2016 Kickoff!

Summer Library KickoffClick here for the full schedule of events!

Teaser Tuesday!

Do books have the power to draw you in with just a line or two? The purpose of Teaser Tuesday is to introduce you to some of the newest teen books to hit our shelves. If this teaser leaves you wanting more, place a hold by clicking on the book title! Play along by leaving your own teaser sentence in the comments. No spoilers, please.

Book Cover
Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In: Wisdom and Strength for Young Black Men by Curtis L. Ivery

“And I can promise you something else: You won’t get annoyed next time you’re hit with those two little words, ‘man up.'” (p. 17)

“One day, a classmate accused me of thinking I was important.” (p.95)

Sneak Peek…

April 2016 Book Sale

Looking to beef up your home library? The Friends of the Licking County Library Book Sale will begin at 9:00am Saturday, April 23rd in the white garage next to the Main Library! The cost is $5/per bag 9:00am-1:00pm and $1/per bag from 1:00pm-4:00pm.


An Evening of Poetry: Contest Reception


April 20th, 6:00 pm. We will begin with readings by our poetry contest winners, author Tracy Lawson will share about her books in the Resistance series, and the evening will conclude with attendees having the opportunity to read their original poetry or a favorite by another poet. Readers are asked to limit their readings to 5 minutes unless time permits.

M meets M

Join other teens for an evening mashup of Minecraft and Magic the Gathering at Minecraft Gaming Club from 5:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 20th!

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