To promote education and lifelong learning, to encourage personal enrichment, to enhance the local history resources and to support a vibrant quality of life within our community.
Annie Halenbake Ross bequeathed her home to the city of Lock Haven for the purpose of establishing a FREE lending library - one that didn't charge for membership or lending privileges. Ross Library doors opened over Thanksgiving, 1910.
Over the years, Ross Library has expanded its services to include branch libraries in Renovo and Beech Creek, as well as a county collection of materials to be shared among depository locations throughout Clinton County.
The original Ross home at 232 West Main Street, Lock Haven, augmented with a modern addition, continues to serve as the public library in Lock Haven, providing programs, materials, and services to area residents free of charge.