Ross Library plans memory tree, cookie contest

LOCK HAVEN — The Annie Halenbake Ross Library will be celebrating the holidays in December, and everyone is invited to join in the activities planned.

A special Christmas tree will be decorated and a donation of $5 will hang one ornament on the tree as a gift, honor, or memorial. All funds will be used to purchase library materials. For further information or to donate, please ask at the reference desk.

The library is holding a holiday cookie contest on Saturday, Dec. 16, at noon. Entrants are asked to bring at least a dozen cookies to share, and a printed or handwritten recipe that will be copied and handed out. Library staff will be the judges of the contest. The winner will be featured in an article in the Lock Haven Express, and their recipe shared with the community! To register to enter, please contact the library at 570-748-3321 or

Also in December, the library will be holding a holiday book exchange. If you have an extra copy of a book you liked, or would like to trade books, this event is for you. The library will have a box available for exchange books, and patrons are invited to bring books to trade. Participants are asked to include a short note inside the front cover, describing what they liked about the book. Anyone can take a book, but they are also asked to leave one for other people.

The Ross Library is also inviting the public into the Book Brigade, the monthly book club. On the final Saturday of each month unless otherwise noted, at 10 a.m. the group meets at the library to discuss a different book and the social issues covered in that book. On Dec. 16, they will discuss “Hercule Poirot’s Christmas” by Agatha Christie.

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.