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

Summer Reading:  Our theme this year is Every Hero Has A Story.….  If you read at least 5 books, you can enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card! One card for adults, one for teens! The person who reads the most books will win a Kindle Fire! Thanks to Future Vision and Franklin County Library System for their generous support. Many businesses have furnished other prizes this year for our patrons. Every patron who reads five books will receive free books and more, as Grove Family Library’s gift to you. THE LAST DAY TO LOG READING POINTS is Friday, August 7.  THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN POINTS is Friday, August 14th. Be sure to enter for your chance to win prizes.

Grove will continue to hold a First Wednesday event for our seniors, every month, at 2 p.m.  For August, we will hold a book discussion of To Kill A Mockingbird. The movie will be shown on Wednesday, August 12 at 2 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served. Our senior center has been partially funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Arts Express, Last two programs for this summer: July 31, Fiber, Fabrics and Fairy Tales, (3rd to 5th graders), August 7, Famous Artist Projects (1st to 5th graders). Friday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Please sign up at the library.

A Summer Read: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande. Join us in a collective reading effort sponsored by central PA libraries. We are reading a book about end of life choices and what informed decisions caregivers and the medical community should make. This book is WITF’s pick of the month and copies are available at the library.  The program culminates in a PBS special entitled Being Mortal.

Summer Movie Afternoon, the last one for this summer: July 29, The LEGO Movie. Wednesday, from noon til 2 p.m. Free popcorn.  Feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks, and pillows to get comfortable.

READ THAT! A Teen Book Club. Fourth Thursday of each month, 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your own book and share authors and reading with your friends.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Crochet Class, for Adults and Teens, Tuesday, 1 – 3, on August 8th.  Please bring a crochet hook size G and some yarn.

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., starting August 8. For children ages 6 to 12. Parents must accompany children under ten. LEGOs are provided. Make a fantastic creation!  The library is accepting LEGO donations. Please sign up in the library, as we have had a tremendous interest in these programs.

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. July’s focus: Christmas in July! Get your Christmas projects started early! The perfect way to beat the heat.

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

Yard Sale, August 11 to 18. This library’s first ever yard sale! Many treasures to be found… proceeds support Grove Library.

Coming This Fall: Franklin-Fulton READs, Celebrate the Mystery.  Magical programs and reading experiences for all….

Displayed for August: fabulous oil paintings by Cindy Baker.

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)