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...

Technology Instruction

July: TBA

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.

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.

August 13: "Remembering County Fairs"

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.

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 

Walking Tours

It's been five years since historian Lou Bernard began his series of historic walking tours, and the Ross Library will be bringing them back again this year! Each tour begins at the library at 7 PM every Friday in June and July, and takes about an hour. Each tour will cover some different route or aspect of local history!
These tours are free and open to the public. For further information or to register, please contact the library at 570-748-3321 or
SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)
Fridays at 7 PM
July 22: "For The Love of Helen" Tour
July 29: TBA

People Helping People

A program for anyone who cares about their kids. "People Helping People" is a drug information program conducted by the West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission. This workshop will teach parents about the signs and dangers of drug and alcohol abuse, and how to deal with it. 

This hour-long program will begin at 6pm on the 3rd floor of the Ross Library on August 16. A PowerPoint presentation will be presented , and light refreshments will be provided. 

For further information or to register, call 570-748-3321 or email

Geocaching Basics

Geocaching is a sport that is played outdoors with a GPS. Players find small containers of hidden treasure. Lou Bernard, geocacher, with conduct a lesson on the basics of geocaching on Saturday, August 20, at 1pm in the Sloan Room of the Ross Library. 

The program is free and open to the public. For further information or to register, call 570-748-3321 or email

Adventure Awaits Book Discussion Book Club

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.