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


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

Final Lunch Bunch will meet on Thursday, July 30 at 12:30PM. Bring a lunch. Snack will be provided. I believe ice cream will make an appearance, because Super heroes are known to enjoy some ice cream now and then!

This is also the last week for summer story time.  Look for story times to resume in late September. All the times will remain the same.

  • Baby Bookworms for the wiggliest- Wed. 10AM
  • Book Bugs- Wed. 11AM
  • Busy Bugs- Thursday 10:30AM
  • Night Bugs- Thursday 7PM

Make-It-Monday- On August 10 at 6:00PM in the Gould Room on the second floor Youth Wing, our guest speaker, Ian Loewen, a naturalist for Kettle Creek State Park and Ole Bull State Park will present a program on RATTTLESNAKES! Also know as the sharks of Central Pa (I just made that up); these reptiles have captured the imagination of many. Come learn more about this fascinating creature of the forest.


Art from

 all the summer programs will be featured in Bossert Gallery on the main floor of the library ( near the elevator. ) Please stop in to see what the terrifically talented “Art Heroes” created this summer. Thanks to all who let us “borrow” their creations to share with all our library patrons!


The Read and Report program will continue through August.  Please continue to report. These are those important numbers that we report to the state to show that kids are reading and using their public library!


Theatre Camp will be August 10- August 10:30 -2:30 Monday through Wednesday and 10:30- 3:30 on Thursday and Friday. Please bring lunch and drinks. Performance on Monday, August 17 in the evening. Dress rehearsal at 5PM. House will open at 7ish. Please note: There are no more spots available for camp this year.


Thanks to all these teens who volunteered their time and talent this summer :  Mary Miller, Colleen George, Ethan Dale, and Raine Burgin, Rachel Marek, Ashley Miller, Jesse Piergallini, and Becky Piergallini. Parent volunteers: Claudette Ranck, Pete Onuskanich, Kara Treweek, and  Holly Eisaman.  Program facilitators Christina Onuskanish, Michelle Hoy, and Phillipe Gallagher, Ian Loewen, and Lorrie Reynolds. Thanks also to all the parents who bring children to the library and encourage summer reading and enrichment. Thanks also to the Ross Library staff, and all who contribute funds for summer programs: The Goulden Touch, the Sons of Italy, the Gscheidle family, Doc Sweitzer, and Gloria Lovette, Lorrie Reynolds, and the Clinton County United Way.



Library/4-H Lego Mindstorm EV3 Robot Competition
August 14  11am
Clinton County Fair Grounds


Hours at Ross Library:

Tuesday 10AM-8PM
Wednesday –9AM-2PM


A patron recently recommended a great website for educational games and information.
Check out  It’s great!


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