Grove Family LibraryWelcome to the newest library in the Franklin County Library System!

Did you know…?
• Since our opening in Feb. 2006, we have had an average of 100 new library card applications per month?
• We have 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?
• We have author visits, concerts, and an art gallery that promotes local artists?
• A teen grant enabled us to provide 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.  February’s program will be Balance Training and Fall Prevention by Physical Therapist John Rinehart. February is our anniversary celebration week, Get Healthy At Your Library! Our senior center project has been partially funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Kindly Canines Come Read to a Dog Program, the first Tuesday of each month, September through May, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Our dogs are excited to share books with you!  Please sign up in the library.

Open Studio, every Friday afternoon, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.  January’s classes: Every Color Everywhere.  Learn to get splashy and adventurous with your watercolors!  Lots of great work going on in this class, as always… a great atmosphere, and many beginners turning into masters. Join us. Please sign up in the library.

Make and Take Craft! Saturday, January 17, from 10 a.m. to noon.  Make as many different crafts as you want during the program! Open to children aged 8 and under. Please sign up in the library.

National Readathon Day, Saturday, January 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come read with your friends, swap ideas about good authors and titles, and meet a local author! Learn what it’s like to publish an ebook.

Design Your Own Silky Scarf Class, Three Mondays, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, and 9, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Learn how color invigorates fabric, and make scarves in your favorite colors to match your wardrobe! No experience required, no drawing required, unless you want to! Materials will be provided.  Donations gratefully accepted. Please sign up in the library.

Book Bingo, Friday, January 30, 6 to 8 p.m. Small bake sale, books for sale afterwards.  Win free books of your choice with every bingo.  Donations accepted and will be used to fund the tween programs for spring and summer.

Quilling Class, Tuesday, February 10, 1 – 2 p.m. Please bring  quilling paper, glue and a ruler.

Crochet Class, Tuesday, February 10, 2 – 3 p.m. Please bring yarn and a crochet hook, size I.

Fairy Tale Tea Party, Saturday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to noon.  Come dressed as your favorite character! Please bring a tea cup. Please sign up in the library.

Computer Instruction, half hour individual session scheduled at your convenience. Grove staff tutors patrons on many subjects, Microsoft office,  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.

Displayed during January in the gallery: works by Marti Yaeger, Kent Roberts, and Carol Rinehart

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)