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.

Ross Library front picture

Here are some upcoming events at the Library...

Beginning Genealogy Class

Interested in you family history? Don't know where to start? Come to the Beginning Genealogy Class. There will be three interactive sessions.

Saturday, April 23: Beginning the Search at Home, Interviewing Relatives, and How to Keep Track of It All.

Saturday, May 7: Finding and Using Local, National and International Genealogy Resources

Saturday, May 14: Using Family Search and Beyond

The first two session will run from 9am-12pm and will be in the Rebecca Gross Room, 3rd floor of the Ross Library. The third session will run from 10am-2pm at LDS Church 8 Noll Drive, Mill Hall, PA 17751 and is free of charge.

This Program is presented by the Clinton County Genealogical Society. To register, e-mail Justin at or call 814-360-0638. Registration cost will be $15 and will include membership in the Genealogical Society for 2015-2016 (a 50% savings!). Current CCGS Members may attend free of charge.

Technology Instruction

May: TBD

The classes 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.

FREE Comic Book Day

May 7th is Free Comic Book Day! Come in costume or just visit Ross Library and pick up a free comic. Also sign up for chance to win a free prize!

Start the NEW Year with a NEW Series - "FILM @ 11"

Each month Ross Library  will look at a different topic based on the BiFolkal Kits 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.

May 14: "Remembering Farm Days"

The BiFolkal Kits come in two colors - Red and Yellow and can be found in the main library.  Eighteen Red kits are based on the most popular holidays such as New Years Day to Mothers Day to Christmas with a few other topics such as Aprons, Friends, Food, and Jewish Memories.  Twenty one Yellow kits have topics ranging from The Fifties, Music, Fashion, The Home Front, Automobiles, Depression, School Days and more.  Individuals and groups may check out a kit which is filled with activities, music, hands on materials based on the topic. There is no charge to check out these kits which were received from an LSTA Federal grant.  Need a program for any occasion, check out the BiFokal Kits at Ross Library.

Type & Cross

Physician and debut thriller writer Jennifer Delozier will be signing and discussing her first novel, Type And Cross, a the Ross Library! Jennifer will be coming at 1pm on Saturday, May 14.

The Sea Is Wide

Author and speaker Rundy Prudy will be coming to the Ross Library on Saturday May 21, at 1pm to discuss his book "The Sea Is Wide: A Memoir of Caregiving." Purdy's work is meant to provide hope, encouragement, and support to everyone facing the reality of caregiving.

This event is free and open to the public. For further information or to register, please contact the Ross Library at 570-748-3321 or 

Crave: Sojour of a Hungry Soul

Dr. Laurie Cannady will be promoting her book Crave, about experiences in a  dysfunctional family. 

The event will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 1pm on the third floor of the Ross Library. For further information or to register, please contact the Ross Library at 570-748-3321 or 

Adventure Awaits Book Discussion Book Club

MAY 28 10am 3rd floor Ross Library - James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

JUNE 25 10am 3rd floor Ross Library - The Odyssey by Homer

JULY 30 10am 3rd floor Ross Library - The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

AUGUST 27 10am 3rd floor Ross Library - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

SEPTEMBER 24 10am 3rd floor Ross Library - On the Road by Jack Kerouac

OCTOBER 29 10am 3rd floor Ross Library - Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

NOVEMBER 19 10am 3rd floor Ross Library - The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

DECEMBER 17 10am 3rd floor Ross Library - Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

Looking for FREE online tech classes?  Try here at the Goodwill Community Foundation Learn Free website.  They offer over 750 free lessons on a variety of topics, including Microsoft Office, Facebook, and Twitter.  Users don't need to have the programs installed in order to take the classes.

So many tech topics, so little time.  Great job eBooks users!

Call 570-748-3321 for additional assistance and suggestions.


Call to obtain the library code needed to use with your library card on Overdrive.

570 748 3321

You need this code to login and check out books.

1.   READ the Quick Start Guide on the Listen to Books page.

Click here to get it.

The directions in the Quick Start Guide are essential to have a successful eBook borrowing experience.

2.  FOLLOW the steps in the Quick Start Guide in designated order.

Working out of order can often impede all of the necessary software ingredients from working together.

3.  Take your time.  Read through the details.

Make sure your device is compatible with the item that you're trying to check out.  It's easy to mistake an Audio Book for an eBook, for example, when browsing through the digital library.

4.  Know the Code for Check Out.

Call the library for login assistance.

5.  Watch the Video Guides if you want to see any part of the process.

Click here to see them.

The video guides look very similar to what you will be seeing in your own live experience.

Ross Library accepts gently used Kindles and eReaders to be used for class and staff instruction. Youth listings available here.

Questions? Email:

Please check back on a regular basis to see any upcoming events.Call 570-748-3321 to reserve a space for any program.

The Annie Halenbake Ross Library is a member of the Clinton County United Way and the PA Forward initiative.