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 

Annie Halenbake Ross Library is participating at PaLA
Pennsylvania Library Association Conference
Oct 4 - "Cream of the Crop" Clinton County Library on Wheels
Oct 5 - Disasters and Emergencies - Are You Prepared? Emergency Preparedness Grant received
  Oct 6 - Civil War 150 - Ross Library received the "Best Civil War Programming of the Year Award" from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

A new book discussion club is meeting:
Join others to discuss books that have been banned or protested!
NO Registration required!
Check under PROGRAMS for the remaining books to be discussed

Next Meeting: Saturday September 26,  10am  3rd Floor Gross Community Room
A Separate Peace by John Knowles


Thursday, October 6 at 7pm, Fort Horn, located in McElhattan,  by Doris Fritz & Harlan Berger, Wayne Township Historical Society Members. Co-sponsored by Col. Hugh White-Col. John CHatham Chapter PSSDAR. 

   Saturday, October 10  at noon - Sharon Marconi Chrislip, author of "Holding On While Letting Go,"  reading and book-signing .  

Friday, October 16 at noon - Food For Thought series Co sponsored by Friends of Ross Library and LHU, Carl Frederick, science fiction writer   talk on the effects of e-publishing .  

   October 1 to 20, FREE raffle tickets available at the main desk (one per person)  for one patron to receive a free movie night of the “Back to the Future” movies to celebrate Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Marty McFly’s DeLorean will arrive from the past! 

Friday, October 23 and Saturday, 24, at 7 PM, the Lock Haven Paranormal Seekers haunted places walking tour of Lock Haven. Cost $3.00 Bring a flashlight. Smoking  not  permitted. All proceeds will be donated to benefit the Ross Library.

Thursday, October 29, at 7 PM - Local author George Daniel  book signing - Copies of his book, Livin’ On The Fly, 

  Friday, November 6 at noon - Natalie Harnett, novelist and author of “The Hollow Ground,”  Inspired by real-life events, the underground mine fires ravaging a Pennsylvania coal town. 

See Programs for more information

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

Edythe Hoy Bossert Gallery

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


1940 Census Available Online
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.


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Marcellus Shale - Become Informed:

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.

ASK Here PA Reference 24/7:

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.



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