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...

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.

February 13 - 11am - "Film @ 11" - "Remembering African-Americans "  during February being Black History Month

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.

Adventure Awaits Book Discussion Book Club

JANUARY 30 10am 3rd floor Ross Library - The Time Machine by H G Wells

FEBRUARY 27 10am 3rd floor Ross Library - Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

MARCH 26 10am 3rd floor Ross Library - Sphere by Michael Crichton

APRIL 30 10am 3rd floor Ross Library - Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

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

Technology Instruction

FEB. 13th - A class on Google Docs will be held from 10-11 AM

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

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.

Food For Thought: Katherine Bode-Lang

Katherine Bode Lang winner of the 2014 American Poetry Review and the Honickman First Book Prize chosen by Stephen Dunn 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.

For more on Katherine Bode-Lang vister her site.

Blind Date With A Book

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

Books will be available on display, but will be wrapped in paper, so that the patron won't know what they are getting. Each book will be labeled with the genre, but nothing about the title or author.Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child Early Literacy Initiative.

Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child Early Literacy Initiative.

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. Hillbrand on March 31 at 6:45 p.m.. The author will speak and then we will have activities. For more information, visit

Paranormal 101

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.

This seminar will include new information, never-before-seen evidence, and an all-new format! LHPS is Clinton County's predominant ghost-hunting team, in business since 2007.
The fee is $10 per person. All proceeds will benefit the Ross Library. To register or for further information, please contact the library at 570-748-3321 or 

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.

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