Help out the Library! Make a monetary or materials donation, become a volunteer, or check out our Friends of the Library groups.
The library welcomes donations from individuals and groups. The library, however, reserves the right to make a final selection of materials which will be added to the collection. The library also reserves the right to withdraw materials from the collection when they are no longer appropriate under the collection policy.
Monetary donations should be sent to Licking County Library, Attention: Babette Wofter, Director, 101 West Main Street, Newark, OH 43055. Checks should be made payable to Licking County Library
Donated Materials Are Defined As:
Monetary gifts/contributions to the Library are welcome and may be designated as memorials.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering! Volunteer assistance with ongoing, weekly tasks is always greatly appreciated by library staff. By donating a couple of hours of your spare time on a weekly basis, you can contribute to the library in valuable ways.
You may deliver your volunteer application  in-person to any of our library locations . If you need more information about volunteering at Licking County Library, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator:
101 W Main St
Newark, OH 43055
phone: (740) 349.5502
fax: (740) 349.5535
email: firstname.lastname@example.org 
Friends of the Library groups are a vital part of your library system. They help the library serve the public through dollar gifts, volunteer hours, program support, and advocacy. Thanks to a very supportive community, we are able to provide library services in 6 locations and on the bookmobile.
Friends of Licking County Library
The Friends of Licking County Library is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the continued growth, development and use of the Library by people of all ages, backgrounds and diverse interests.
Back row (left to right): Ray Bower, Tracy Boehmer (Secretary) and Janice LoRaso (Treasurer)
Front row (left to right): Vicki Pressey, Susan Reid, Mary Gillespie (Vice President), and Marilyn Donahue (President)
Other Special Friends of the Licking County Library:
Mary E. Babcock Library, Inc.: Established in 1996, this organization raised over 1 million dollars to build a new library (Mary E. Babcock Library) in Johnstown which opened in 2004. They continue to support this branch of the Licking County Library by maintaining the facility, paying for utilities, cleaning, insurance and other expenses related to the building. A sub-committee of “friends” also hold an annual book sale in October each year. The funds raised are used to sponsor special events such as the “Babcock Bash”, author visits and more.
Friends of the Buckeye Lake Library : Established in 2005, this group raises funds to pay the building expenses of this branch including the lease, maintenance, utilities, cleaning and insurance. The Friends must raise over $25,000 per year to support this location.
Hervey Memorial Trust: Established in 1937, this trust was created to support the building and maintenance of the Hervey Memorial Library in Utica.
Partnership with the Village of Hebron: The Hebron Library was built as a part of the Hebron Community Complex in 2001 which also serves as the home of Hebron Village Administration, Police Offices, Council Chambers and Mayor's Court.The village provides the space and maintains the building.