Ross Library to forgive fines in December

LOCK HAVEN –Do you have overdue books?

In December, the Ross Library will forgive all fines.

Here’s how it works: Anytime in December, bring the book back and return it (or pay for a lost item). Bring one household item to be donated to the Hilton SAFE House and donate it at the desk. Your fine will be erased.

The wish list of suggested items includes shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, air freshener, paper products, garbage bags, kids’ snack foods, Play-Doh, markers and grocery store gift cards. This program is held in conjunction with the Clinton County Women’s Center.


r Library staff member Lou Bernard will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the business of a Christmas tree farm. Lou, who grew up on Green Valley Farm, will show photos of the business and describe the day-to-day life of a Douglas fir farmer. This event will be held on Monday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. on the third floor.

r Local outdoor instructor Art Dawes is teaching a new series of classes on outdoor survival skills. Dawes, the owner of PA Wilderness Skills Survival Training, will be teaching a class on the second Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. The next one will be on Dec. 13, and teach winter camping.

r There is only one film left in the Film At Eleven series held at the Ross Library monthly. The final film of the year will be “Home of Your Dreams” on Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. This program has been a year-long event with educational films shown each month. The films are from the Bifolkal Kits, a set of educational kits that can be checked out of the library.

r Tech instructor Mary Jo Langston will be holding classes and offering assistance with electronics throughout the month. For dates and times, or for specific assistance with an issue, please call the Ross Library.

Unless otherwise stated, all programs are free and open to the public. To register for a program or get more information, contact the Ross Library at 570-748-3321 or

The Annie Halenbake Ross Library is a member of PA Forward and the Clinton County United Way.