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, (Mar. 25-26), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, (Nov. 24-26), and Christmas (Dec. 23-26)

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

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May is our Salute to the Military. We are making plans for a month-long celebration. We need your help for two programs: our Honor/Memory Wall, and Our Military Speaks.  We are collecting photos of servicemen and women, both past and present, to post copies on our Wall. Also, if you are interested in sharing some of your experiences, we would value your contributions to a program.  Please contact Joan or Karen if you are interested.

First Wednesday: There will be no May program, due to the Friends Book & Bake Sale. Our senior center has been partially funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

April Is National Poetry Month: Discover the Poet in You! Many opportunities throughout the month to create poetry in the library, with magnetic boards, in found poetry, scrabble boards, and more.  We are collecting poetry until April 30 to make a book for our collection.  Please submit poems or photographs of poems to

Coffee with a Cop, Wednesday, April 27, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Do you have questions about crime? Stop in and chat with troopers from the PA State Police. Presentation on Personal Safety – Being Prepared for an Active Shooting Situation.  Coffee and sweets will be provided.

Writer’s Workshop, Wednesday, April 27, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. This supportive group helps you to progress with your own work. Join our forum…

Free Comic Book Day and Movie: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join us for the movie, and free popcorn and drinks.  Children 14 and under receive a free comic book.  Open to the public.

Friends of Grove Annual Book & Bake Sale, Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7. Great books at low prices, and all proceeds go to the Friends of Grove Library, which supports the library’s programs and services. Delicious treats on bake sale days, Friday and Saturday.

Grove Family Library Military Wall, on display through May, beginning on Thursday, May 5 in our community room. See photos of your friends, neighbors and family members who have served in the military.

The Wall of Fallen Heroes, Friday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday, May 26th from noon until 5 p.m. A traveling exhibit that honors the ultimate sacrifice.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Friday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please stop at the library so we can say thank you.

Project Healing Waters, Wednesday, May 11, from 2 to 3 p.m.  Representatives from the program will describe how this effort serves our country’s wounded military service members.

The Ritchie Boys, Wednesday, May 18, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.  The Ritchie Boys made an important contribution to World War II, a secret that has been preserved for years.  Join historian Becky Dietrich to learn the tale…

Cup of Joe, Tuesday, May 24, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Share stories from soldiers and listen to a true account as we give voice to the military.  All are welcome.

Step Back in Time, Tuesday, May 31, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.  Have a bowl of campfire stew and listen to the story of Civil War Soldier Sergeant Patrick Farrington.

Friends of Grove Family Library General Meeting, Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m. Join the Friends and lend support to the programs and services of Grove Library.

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 love to read with you!

LEGO Club! Second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 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!

Coloring and Cocoa for Teens and Adults, Last Monday of the month, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Coloring for adults is all the rage! Great designs supplied, and cups of hot chocolate. Join us for a fun and relaxing program.

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 atmosphere, good work going on. Join us.

April Gallery: Wonderful art from photographs by Gary Johnson.

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)