Main Library

Children’s Library



232 West Main Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745

Library Hours
Monday 2pm to 8pm
Tuesday 10am to 8pm
Wednesday 9am to 2pm
Thursday 10am to 8pm
Friday 9am to 4pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm
Sunday Closed

The Library is closed on major holidays.

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Annie Halenbake Ross Library Enters a New Century of Service

Mission Statement

To promote education and lifelong learning, to encourage personal enrichment, to enhance the local history resources and to support a vibrant quality of life within our community.

Thank you Clinton County United Way and Clinton County Community Foundation

Pennsylvania's One Book, Every Young Child 2016 selection is Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story. Written and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand, this picture book is for children ages 3 to 6. 

The Ross Library will be hosting Mr. Hillenbrand on March 31 at 6:45 p.m.. The author will speak and then we will have activities. For more information, visit

Book club will start at 10am on the 3rd floor of the Ross Library

  • FEBRUARY 27 - Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
  • MARCH 26  - Sphere by Michael Crichton
  • APRIL 30 - Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

The Friends of the Ross Library are looking for vendors for two craft shows! 

The Spring Craft Show is March 19, from 10 to 2 PM, and $20 per vendor. Tables will be provided on the third floor.The Summer Craft Show will be on June 11, form 9 to 2 PM, in the patio and parking area. Parking lot space will $10 and Patio space will be $20. 

Registrations can be picked up at the front desk or download the Vendor Registration Form here. For questions, please contact Holly Eisaman at

Each month Ross Library  will look at a different topic based on the BiFolkalKits which are available for patrons to check out. Meetings are held at 11 am on 3rd Floor Ross Library in the Rebecca F. Gross Community Room.

FEBRUARY 13 - 11am - "FILM @ 11" - Remembering African Americans"  during February's Black History Month.

Katherine Bode-Lang  will be at the Ross Library for a Food For Thought luncheon program Thursday, February 25 at 12:30 to discuss her latest work. Please register for this even at 570-748-3321.

The Lock Haven Paranormal Seekers will be holding a fundraiser for the Ross Library on the third floor on March 31, 2016 at 6 PM. LHPS will be showing the basics of ghost-hunting, including equipment, research, techniques, and evidence.

February will once again be the month for Blind Date With A Book, the perfect chance for adventurous patrons to try something new!

FEB. 20th - A class on Internet Safety will be from 10-11 AM


The classe will be held on the 3rd floor of the Ross Library. Please bring your own device if possible. Instructor will have open hours after the class until 4 PM for extra instruction and questions. If interested call 570-748-3321, registration is not required but is appreciated.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support.

Help us celebrate by showing your support! Visit us April 10th to 16th for National Library week.

Check out the BRANCH LIBRARIES page for program information at Renovo and Friendship Libraries.

Display of an individual's hobby or organization's project for a month. If Interested in Displaying ask at the main desk or call 748-3321

April 2 marked the end of a 72-year holding period for the 1940 U.S. Census. Now, you can browse all the Census forms received that year and view interesting facts and statistics. It's great for genealogists or even if you're just curious about the past

Help Libraries to Move PA Forward in the five basic literacies to better our communities.

A free online interactive reference service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Combine the speed and convenience of the Internet with information of an experienced librarian. Let us help whenever you need information. The Librarian who answers may not be located in your local area.


In cooperation with Penn State Cooperative  Extension, Ross Library now has a resource collection of Marcellus Shale materials available for patrons. Ask at the main desk.

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