Ross Library to hold summer walking tours

LOCK HAVEN – Are you interested in Abraham Lincoln, the Titanic, Amelia Earhart or secret codes concealed on buildings?

Or perhaps you were a fan of the “Beverly Hillbillies” or “Planet of the Apes”?

If the answer is yes to any of those questions, the Ross Library, 232 W. Main St., invites you to its summer walking tour series.

Beginning at 6 p.m. June 6, and continuing through the summer, Lou Bernard, adult services coordinator, will hold his summer walking tour series for the fourth summer in a row. The tours will contain local history of Lock Haven connected with all of those subjects and others.

“Some of it is the same tour from last year, but not all,” said Bernard. “I’m changing it up a bit. Every year, I try to learn some new things to include.”

This year, some of the tours will be new additions to coincide with specific events. On June 13, the tour will be related to the Civil War, and on June 20, Bernard will give a tour related to the year 1839, to celebrate the county’s 175th anniversary.

Each tour begins at 6 p.m. and proceeds in a different direction, starting at the library at 232 West Main Street. The tours will be held every Friday night in June and July, with the exception of July 4.

The tours began in the summer of 2011, Bernard said, and have been popular.

“People seem to enjoy it,” he said. “I see no reason to stop now … They’ve become kind of a summer staple.”

For more information or to sign up, contact Bernard at the Ross Library at 570-748-3321 or email ross13@rossli

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