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?

srpicon2014Sign up for online summer reading program here!

This year is a little different.  Choose to record by either hours/minutes (children), days (all ages) or books (teens and adults).  Find out more on our Summer Reading Program page.

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Check out all our summer reading brochures for the FCLS libraries!



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.   First Wednesday Book Talk and Treats!  August 6th, The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt.  Join Us for the last one for the summer. Our senior center project has been partially funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Summer Reading continues! This year’s theme is science, entitled Fizz, Boom, Read.  Read at least 5 books and have your name placed in the drawing to win a $100 Amazon gift card! One Teen and Adult Winner!  The person with the most books read will win the Grand Prize, a Kindle Fire! We have programs for adults, teens, and children, and your participation in keeping a reading log benefits Grove Family Library.  Adults and Teens, read 5 books, receive a book at Grove for free! Every time you read five books, you can win a prize. We thank the many local businesses who help to sponsor the Summer Reading programs.

Summer Movie Afternoons, Tuesdays,  July 22, and 29, and August 5, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Come out and enjoy a movie and popcorn with your friends.  Sponsored by the Tween Advisory Board.

Arts Express, Friday Mornings, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Program is for children entering second grade through fifth grade. July 25, Come Play With Us, August 1, Pose: Don’t Smile, Don’t Move. Please sign up in the library.

Fifth Annual Book Bag Bingo and Bake Sale, Friday, July 25, from 6 – 8 p.m. Your donations support the work of the Tween Advisory Board in presenting programs.  Bring the whole family.

Drop off Day for Bulk Donations for the October Book Sale, Saturday, July 26, from 10 – 1 p.m. Volunteers are needed for sorting books and preparing for the book sale.  Please sign up in the library.

Kickball at Norlo Park, for teens and family, Thursday, July 31, 6 – 8 p.m. Please meet at the pavilion near the tennis courts.  In the event of inclement weather, meet at the library for board games. Snacks will be provided.

Puppet Show by Adam Swartz, Closing Program for Summer Reading 2014, Saturday,  August 2, 1 p.m.

Mad Scientist Tea Party, Wed., August 6, 10 a.m. – noon.  Open to children under age 14.  Please sign up in the library.

Teen Movie: IronMan 3, Thurs., August 7, 6 – 8 p.m. Free popcorn and snacks. Bring your friends!

Karaoke! for Teens, Thurs.,  August 14, 6 – 8 p.m.

Murder Mystery Night, Friday, August 15, 8 – 11 p.m. Use Your Sleuthing Skills to solve the mystery!

Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Friday, August 15, 6 – 7 p.m. AND Saturday, August 16, 9 – 10 a.m.  Bring your stuffed animal, and let it have an adventure in the library!  Please sign up early – this popular program fills up, and we can only accommodate 25 animals.

Writer’s Workshop, Every other Wednesday throughout the summer, 3 – 4 p.m. Traditional workshop format includes craft development lessons.

Open Studio, every Friday afternoon, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.  If you’ve ever wanted to learn about watercolor, this is the class for you.  Work on your own projects, the subjects that interest you, in your own style and at your own pace.  Demonstrations will be provided if enough students need a particular technique.  Bring a watercolor setup, or borrow the library’s supplies until you purchase your own.  Lots of great work going on in this class, as always… many beginners turning into masters. Join us. Please sign up in the library.

Displayed during June in our gallery: Watercolors by Kent Roberts.  In the front cases in the vestibule, Honoring Vietnam Veterans by DAR member Carolyn Kelly.

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)