Main Library

Children’s Library



232 West Main Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745

Library Hours
(new hours effective January 2)
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.

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Fall 2014 Story Time is Starting!

Thank you Avery Dennison and employees; Lock Haven Moose; The Goulden Touch; 40&8 Club

After a two-month break in the action, story time is back this week. In celebration of Clinton County’s 175th Anniversary, our stories will look back into the past and forward into the future. We’ll start with a selection of brand new books, look back to our agricultural heritage in Central Pennsylvania, and get a kid sized introduction to a few famous Americans who lived back when Clinton County was established in the mid 1800’s. We will also be hosting a few guest readers from Avery-Dennison.

Please note that there are a few changes this fall for the times for Wednesday story time. Since the library opens at 9AM on Wednesday, story time will begin at 10AM and 11AM, instead of 10:30AM and 11:30AM. The times will remain the same on Thursday, however, the Thursday evening story program will not begin until October 30th due to a conflict in Ms. Nancy’s schedule.

Schedule for Fall 2014:

Baby Bookworms-A story program intended for the very young, this session is adapted for a shorter attention span and includes just one or two books, songs, rhymes, movement, and a simple art and craft activity. It will meet for eight consecutive Wednesdays at 10AM October 1-November 19.(one week before Thanksgiving)

Book Bugs- A story program for pre-school children who can be attentive for 2-3 books, songs, rhymes, movement, and a related art or craft. The target age is 3-6, but younger siblings are welcome. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend the program best suited to the older child, and plan to step out briefly if the younger one becomes fussy or inattentive. It will meet for eight consecutive Wednesdays at 11AM October 1-November 19. (one week before Thanksgiving)

Busy Bugs- A story program that will be tailored to the predominant age of the group in attendance. Most of the time, this group is a repeat of Book Bugs, but would be adapted if a large number of younger children were present. It will meet on Thursdays at 10:30AM for eight consecutive weeks October 2- November 20. (one week before Thanksgiving)

Night Bugs- A story program for pre-school age children and primary grade children that will be very similar to Book Bugs, but adapted to older children in attendance. This program offers an alternative for parents who work, and for children attending school who still enjoy an evening of stories and arts and crafts. The program also often offers an opportunity for older children to read to the younger kids in a relaxed setting. The Night Bugs at 7PM will meet only four times beginning October 30 with a special Halloween program. It will continue until November 20.

See you at the library!

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.


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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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