Main Library

Children’s Library



232 West Main Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745

Library Hours
(new hours effective
January 2014)
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


Thank you Avery Dennison and employees; Lock Haven Moose; The Goulden Touch; 40&8 Club; Sons of Italy; Friends of Ross Library


Every Hero Has a Story Summer 2015

 ~Baby Bookworms, Wednesday, June 24 at 10AM and ending Wednesday, July 29 an interactive story program including songs, rhymes, and simple arts and crafts for babies through age 2 and their grown-ups.  Caregivers must also attend. No prior registration is required.

~Book Bugs, Wednesday, June 24 at 11AM through Wednesday, July 29an interactive story time including song, movement, rhymes, and arts and crafts planned for ages 3-7. Younger siblings are also welcome, but parents should keep in mind that they may need to step out if the younger child becomes too disruptive.   Caregiver attendance for children 5 and older is preferred, but not mandatory, except at craft time. No prior registration is required.

~Busy Bugs, Thursday June 25 through July 30 at 10:30AM an interactive story time including song, movement, rhymes, and arts and craft geared to the predominant age group in attendance, usually ages 2-5. All ages are welcome.  Caregiver attendance for children 5 and older is preferred, but not mandatory, except at craft time. No prior registration is required.

~Night Bugs Thursday June 25 through July 30 at 7PM an interactive story time including song, movement, rhymes, and arts and craft for all ages including primary grades. This is an ideal time slot for working parent who would like their children to gain the benefits of a story program. Caregiver attendance for children 5 and older is preferred, but not mandatory, except at craft time. No prior registration is required.

~1-2-3 Tuesday, Beginning on Tuesday, June 30 and ending Tuesday, July28 from 10AM -12:30PM, a program for school-age children who are entering or have completed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grades. Parents should not plan to attend, unless they will be acting as helpers. Children must be able to work independently.   The first half hour is for registration and the Read and Report program*, then the children will go to the third floor as a group at 10:30AM until 12:30. Parents must register their name and the child’s name (or have another adult take that responsibility) and always leave a contact number on the registration sheet. Please tell one of the facilitators when the child leaves with a parent or caregiver.

*This year the library is setting the goal of 100% participation in the Read and Report program for regular 1-2-3 Tuesday attendees. Summer library is all about fun and enrichment, but our primary function is providing reading materials to prevent the loss of reading skill, especially for the emerging reader.

~Art on the Patio Tuesday, July 7 from 2PM-4PM and runs for four consecutive weeks ending on Tuesday, July 28. This is fun and casual two hours of creativity for student 10 and up. Participants will be asked to allow the library to keep their work for a Bossert Gallery Art Show in August. After the showing, student may come to the library to claim their work. No prior registration is required.

~Lunch Bunch Thursday, July 9 from 12:30PM-3:00PM and will run for four consecutive weeks until Thursday, July 30. This year participants will again be asked to bring a lunch from home, except on July 16 when we will make and share food together. We will listen to a book while eating lunch, and will make a special snack together to share. There will also be arts and crafts, writing exercises, games and other activities. This program is for students ages 9-13. Participation in the Read and Report will also be required for regular participants. No prior registration is needed.

~Make it Monday Special Event on Monday, July 20 at 6:30PM- Celebrating an American Hero-Walt Disney. To mark the 60th anniversary of Disneyland, Ross Library staff member Zach Kreamer has constructed a replica of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle and we will host the big “reveal,” along with princesses, stories, crafts, and ice cream!

~Annual Carnival Night on Monday, July 27 at 6:15PM-7:45PM. This is the event of the summer! Don’t miss it! It’s fun for the whole family with games, entertainment, prizes, and treats for all. This is our summer celebration for all the great reading that we have been doing!


Hours at Ross Library:

Tuesday 10AM-8PM
Wednesday –9AM-2PM


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Another great resource available through the Ross Library website at
is Tumblebooks, e-books for children.
There are picture books and informational books
for a wide range of ages.
It’s a great way to squeeze in a few more stories
for your child while you cook dinner! 
No password is needed.
CLICK on the Tumblebooks icon on the right column of the website.


6 Week 4-H Lego Mindstorm EV3 Robot Program
Two program Sites:
Friendship Community Library 
Beech Creek                                                                                 
 Mondays June 15, 22; July 6, 13, 20, 27                                                
   3:00-4:30pm   Call 570 962-2048                                                                          
Annie Halenbake Ross Library Lock Haven 
Tuesdays  June 16, 23; July 7, 14, 21, 28
 6:00-7:30pm  Call 570 748-3321
Ages 9-14; Space is Limited! Register Now!



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About Youth Services at Ross
Activities for babies, children, and young adults.
Dynamic story times, hands-on art fun,
and interactive young 
adult reads.
Clifford’s Doghouse Educational play area
with puzzles, 
manipulatives, and a train table 
available for exploration and play.

Collection of audio books, CD’s, read-alongs, and magazines,
along with current and classic print titles for all reading levels,
as well as four AWE Early Literacy Station computers.

In addition, puppets, story kits, big
books, and
picture book extension materials available
by special
 arrangement for educational use.

Special events for children throughout the year,
such as author visits and entertainers,
and our summer reading program offers a gamut of daily activities.

LHU students, home school students, pre-schools,
daycares, and educators and parents are 
encouraged make use of our abundant resources.

to building community through collaboration and service.

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contact Nancy Antram, Youth Librarian, at