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.   Our senior center project has been partially funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

A Summer Read, Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time, by Bridig Shulte.  Check out the book, complete the survey, and win a chance to meet the author during her private book signing on September 29th.  Copies of the book are available at Grove, along with the survey and a discussion guide.  Sponsored by Transforming Health, WITF, Penn State Hershey, Wellspan Health, and the Franklin County Library System.

Down on the Farm, Franklin-Fulton Reads 2014, starts Wednesday, Sept. 13 with Touch a Tractor, at Chambersburg Mall, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This popular program invites youngsters to explore different types of farming equipment.  Crafts and Local Produce will be for sale.  Grove Library Gallery will also offer watercolors depicting life on a farm through September. Future programs for Down on the Farm include presentations by the Conococheague Players, photography, farm visits, films, painting exhibits, and story walks.  Read the featured selections outlined in our brochure, attend the programs around our communities, and celebrate rural life here in Pennsylvania!

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

Many Groups, Clubs and Programs resume in September at Grove, including Penn National Photo Club, the Franklin County Art Alliance, the Franklin County Historical Society,  the foreign affairs discussions group, crafts, knitting, book clubs, support groups, and many more.  There are many offerings to suit many different needs. Great opportunities to learn something new and make friends at your library!

Writer’s Workshop, Second and Fourth Wednesdays of each month, 2:30 – 4 p.m. Our writing will circulate between group members online, all through the month.

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… a great atmosphere, and many beginners turning into masters. Join us. Please sign up in the library.

The annual Winter Holiday Sale will be held on November 8th.  Great way to do some Christmas shopping!

Book Bingo and Bake Sale, Sept. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m.  Open to the whole family.  Donations help the Tween programs raise money for fall and winter programming and prizes.

Displayed during September in the gallery, Celebrating Farm Life, by many students of Grove’s Open Studio classes. Works in watercolor, photography, colored pencil, and more….

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)