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.  December’s program is so popular it will be held twice, December 2nd AND 9th. A Cup of Christmas Tea. Enjoy tea, lemonade, pumpkin soup, and a variety of traditional refreshments as we read A Cup of Christmas Tea and A Memory of Christmas Tea. The perfect way to start your Christmas season.   The December second program is full. Please sign up for the December ninth program if you would like to attend. Our senior center has been partially funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Dino Game Show, Monday, November 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Guess which the dinosaur name is real… Fun for the whole family.

New! Coloring and Chocolate for Teens and Adults! Mondays, November 30, and December 28, 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.

Toys for Tots Campaign. Please bring new, unwrapped toys.  The pickup date for this campaign is Saturday, December 5th. Make some children happy this holiday season. It’s great fun to be a Santa…

Children’s Ornament Making Workshop, Monday, December 7, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Join Girl Scout Ambassador Troop 80804 as they help you create several different holiday ornaments.  Holiday sweets and drinks, too. For children ages 6 to 12.  Please sign up in the library.

Seventh Annual Gingerbread House Contest, Saturday, December 5, 10 to noon. Open to children ages 14 and under, and each child will build their own gingerbread house.  The houses are displayed in the library, and patrons will vote for their favorites.  The top three houses win prizes.  Please preregister in the library.

Teen Movie Night: Jurassic World, Thursday, December 10, 6 to 8 p.m. Popcorn and refreshments provided. Bring your friends…

Crochet Class, Tuesdays, 1 – 3 p.m., Dec. 15 and Jan. 12.  Please bring a crochet hook size G and some yarn. For adults and teens. Please sign up in the 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 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!

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.

In the November gallery: wonderful oil portraits by Nicole Troup. December: Photography by the eagle eyed members of the Penn National Photo Club.

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)