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

Mortgage Burning Party! Saturday, September 26, 6 to 8 p.m.   There will be a bonfire, s’mores, crafts, games, face painting, and fun for all. Rain date: Sunday the 27th. Celebrate! We want to thank the many people who have worked tirelessly to make this library a reality. This library is, after almost ten years, all yours….

Grove will continue to hold a First Wednesday event for our seniors, every month, 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.

Coming This Fall: Franklin-Fulton READs, Celebrate the Mystery.  Magical programs and reading experiences for all…. Hitchcock movie nights. Storywalks for the children.  Fingerprinting session with the state police.  CSI crime scene investigation. Book club mystery food tasting and a radio show by the Conococheague Players. Join us for many exciting experiences for the whole family! Programs begin September 4 and run through October 22, at various times and locations.  Please contact the library for more information.

READ THAT! A Teen Book Club. Fourth Thursday of each month, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your own book and share authors and reading with your friends.  Light refreshments will be provided. Teen book club will not meet during the month of September.

Come Read to a Dog Program resumed on Tuesday, September 1 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  We meet on the first Tuesday of each month, 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 are waiting to read with you!

Crochet Class, for Adults and Teens, will continue through the fall. Tuesdays, 1 – 3 p.m., Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Dec. 15.  Please bring a crochet hook size G and some yarn.

Silky Scarf Class, fall designs, Mondays, Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, 2:30 – 4 p.m. Fantastic projects with no artistic experience required.  Please sign up in the library.

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., which started on August 8. For children ages 6 to 12. Parents must accompany children under ten. LEGOs are provided. Make a fantastic creation!  Please sign up in the library.

Book Bingo and Bake Sale, Friday, Sept. 18, 6 to 8 p.m. One bingo card is good for the whole two hours of play. Donations support the tween programs.  Books for sale after the bingo program is over, and a bake sale.  Bring the whole family.

Vendors are needed for the Winter Holiday Sale, Saturday, November 7, from 8:15 to 3 p.m. If you are interested, please inquire soon, as the table reservations fill up quickly. Please email, Many products for sale that make great Christmas gifts, and some of the proceeds support Grove Library’s tween 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. Choose your own project, work on it at your own pace.  Great supportive atmosphere, good work going on. Join us.

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

September’s gallery hosts the adult students of Open Studio, working in various media: watercolor, colored pencil, silk art, and photography.

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)