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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We are gathering boxes for a summer program.  If you have cases that 12-oz twelve pack sodas come in, please donate them to the library by Friday, June 15th.  Thank you.

First Wednesday: A Taste of the Amish Tea Party.  Sample a variety of Amish foods, including soup, sandwiches and a variety of tasty sweets.  Our current tea is full, but look for teas in the future! Our senior center has been partially funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

May is our Salute to the Military Month. 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.

Read That! Teen Book Club, Thursday, May 26, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Book Club is a place to talk, read and have fun sharing reading experiences. Snacks will be provided.

Pajama Day, Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Listen to a reading of Pinocchio, and then watch the movie.  Come and relax in your PJs.  Enjoy a hot dog lunch. Free and open to the public.

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

Register for Summer Reading beginning on June 1, and programs will begin the week of June 20.  Many great programs for children of all ages, adults and teens! On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

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. Officers will be elected.

Teen and Adult Movie: Concussion, Thursday, June 9, 6 to 8 p.m. The true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a neuropathologist who discovered football-related brain trauma, and fought to make the condition known.  Free popcorn and drinks.  Open to the public. Bring your friends.

Help for Homeschoolers, Friday, June 10, from 10 to 11:30 am. Get a user friendly overview of what the Franklin County Library System has to offer, from test preparation to foreign language learning to lesson plans, ebooks and more. You may bring your children, as the program will accommodate them. Please preregister in the library and bring your library card.

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.

June Gallery: Works by Arlene Babb.

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)