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...


Banned Book Club - Join us August 22, 2015 10am
Rebecca F Gross Community Room 3rd Floor

List of remaining book titles for 2015:

 October 31 - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
November 28 - The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
December 19 - Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson


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 .  Carl Frederick is a theoretical physicist and writer of science fiction. 

October 1 to 20, FREE raffle tickets available at the main desk  for one 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 with Historian Lou Bernard giving a haunted places walking tour of Lock Haven. Cost $3.00 Bring a flashlight for dark streets. 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 at the Ross Library  Daniel is an outdoorsman who writes about his experiences. Copies of his book, Livin’ On The Fly, and will be on sale with donation given to Ross Library. 

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 lead eleven-year-old Brigid Howley to make a grisly discovery in a long-abandoned bootleg mine shaft.  

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


Tech Talk


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.


Ebook Tips


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.


Wish List

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.