Grove Family LibraryWelcome to the newest library in the Franklin County Library System!

Did you know…?
• Since our opening in Feb. 2006, this library has had an average of 100 new library card applications per month?
• There are more than 1200 senior households in our service area, and we have a newly created senior space devoted to those aged 55 and older?
• You can learn about photography, genealogy, art, card making, for free?
• This library offers author visits, concerts, and an art gallery that promotes local artists?
• A teen grant provided new resources to replace two thirds of the old collection, and is now filled with the latest thrillers?



Monday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 8:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 3:00pm

For information on when the library is closed, please check out our facebook page.

The library is closed for the following holidays: New Year’s Holiday (Jan. 1), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Holiday (Dec. 24-25)

101 Ragged Edge Road South
Chambersburg, PA 17202
Director: Joan Peiffer

Grove will continue to hold a First Wednesday event for our seniors, every month, at 2 p.m.  October’s program is on Dementia and Alzheimer’s, presented by Carmen Myers, CRNP from Cumberland Valley Neurosurgical Consultants. Learn more about these diseases, how they differ, the warning signs and symptoms, and appropriate treatment and care options.  Light refreshments will be served. November’s program is a visit by historical fiction author Judith Redline Coopey: The Iron Industry. Our senior center has been partially funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Teen Movie Night: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Thursday, October 8, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Join us for movie, popcorn and refreshments.

Fourth Annual Star Wars Reads Day! Saturday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In the morning, crafts, trivia, and a costume contest.  Darth Vader will appear.  Snacks and Yoda Soda offered at noon.  One to three p.m. Movie: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Bring your friends…

Coming This Fall: Franklin-Fulton READs, Celebrate the Mystery.  Magical programs and reading experiences for all….  Franklin-Fulton READS program began on September 4 and runs through October 22, at various times and locations. Murder at the Banquet, a performance by the Conococheague Drama Players, and mystery tasting, at Chambersburg Senior High Library, Tuesday, October 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. Join us for many exciting experiences for the whole family!  Please contact the library for more information.

Come Read to a Dog Program, the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., September through May. Enjoy a book and a dog.  Readers and nonreaders are welcome, as parents can read to them.  Open to children of all ages. Please sign up in the library.  The dogs are waiting to read with you!

Crochet Class, for Adults and Teens, will continue through the fall. Tuesdays, 1 – 3 p.m., Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Dec. 15.  Please bring a crochet hook size G and some yarn.

Silky Scarf Class, fall designs, Mondays, Oct. 26 AND Nov. 2, 2:30 – 4 p.m. Fantastic projects with no artistic experience required.  Please sign up in the library.

LEGO Club! Second and fourth Tuesday of the month, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. We have added a Saturday session, the second Saturday of the month, 10 – 11 a.m. For children ages 6 to 12. Parents must accompany children under ten. LEGOs are provided. Make a fantastic creation!

Halloween Party and Pumpkin Painting Contest, Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m. to noon. Costume Contest.  For children ages 14 and under.  Pumpkins will be on display in the library for a week, for patrons to vote for their favorites. Top three win Halloween candy prizes. Please sign up in the library.

Computer Instruction, half-hour individual sessions, scheduled at your convenience. Grove staff tutors patrons on many subjects, Microsoft Office, the internet, email, ebooks, and more. Bring your laptop or device, or use one of ours. What would you like to know more about? Please sign up in the library.

Open Studio, every Friday afternoon, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Choose your own project, work on it at your own pace.  Great supportive atmosphere, good work going on. Join us.

Writer’s Workshop, second and fourth Wednesdays, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. This supportive group helps you to progress with your own work.

October’s gallery features original fabric creations by TADA, the Textile Art Design Alliance, a fabric design group.

POWER Library

Check out what online resources are available to you through POWER Library.


AP Images

Auto Repair Center


Business Source Main Edition

Consumer Health Complete


Newspaper Source

SIRS Discoverer

and various resources for school projects.

Click Here to go to POWER (You will need your library card barcode number)