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

Grove will continue to hold a First Wednesday event for our seniors, every month, at 2 p.m. In February, we will celebrate our tenth anniversary with two seatings for a dessert tea, ten a.m. and two p.m. The two p.m. seating is full. If you would like to reserve a spot at ten a.m., please let us know.  Our senior center has been partially funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Featured for February: Blind Date with a Book! Are you tired of reading the same old things? Want to explore new authors? We select a variety of genres, wrap them up in beautiful wrapping paper, and you won’t know the identity until you get it home.  Just in time for Valentine’s Day, let us set you up on a date with a book!

Grove’s Tenth Anniversary! We are celebrating the first week of February, with great programs throughout the week.  Monday, Family Game and/or Karaoke Night, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Come Read to a Dog, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, two seatings for Dessert Tea, 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. (The afternoon seating is full but places are available for the morning.) Thursday, Movie Night: Valentine’s Day, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Take Your Child to the Library Day, Pajama Day with a Family Movie and Lunch. We will do a Read Aloud and watch The Jungle Book. Lunch will be a hot dog, chips and a drink. Tasty snacks in our lobby all week.  Please join us.

Movie Night: Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 4, 6 to 8 p.m. A romantic comedy featuring Julia Roberts, Jaime Foxx, Shirley Maclaine, Taylor Swift and many others. Bring your friends.

Teen Movie: The Scorch Trials, Thursday, February 11, 6 to 8 p.m. Popcorn and Drinks provided. The more, the merrier.

Teen Book Club, Read That! Thursday, February 25, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A great place to share books and authors and reading experiences.

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.

Crochet Class, second Tuesday of the month, 1 – 3 p.m., through winter and spring.  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 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!

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.

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

February gallery: art by John Tukey.

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)