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. No first Wednesday program for May, as the Friends of Grove will be getting ready for their book and bake sale.

We are celebrating National Library Week, April 14 – 19! The theme this year, is Lives Change at Your Library! Fill out a form and tell us how this library makes your life better!

Also just launched, Give Your Library A Hand, a fundraising effort that supports the work of each library.  You can sign a card for a donation of one, five or ten dollars, and your contribution will enhance programs and services here at Grove Family Library.  Campaign will take place until June fifteenth. Give Your Library A Hand!

Buy a Library Tote Bag for ten dollars and fill it full of books for free!  Help support your library.

Writer’s Workshop, Second and fourth Wednesdays in April, first and third Wednesdays in May, 3 – 4 p.m. Traditional workshop format includes craft development lessons.

Creativity Support Group, Second and Fourth Wednesdays in April and May, 2 – 3 p.m.  Based on the book, Wishcraft, this group helps participants draft goals that are well suited to them, and prepare plans for achievement.  We have poets, artists, writers, all making progress and supporting each other in doing the things that are important to them.

Book Bingo, on Friday, April 25th, from 6 – 8 p.m. Students of all ages and Adults are invited.  Win Books, and enjoy the Bake Sale! Donations for bingo cards will support the Tween Advisory Board in funding future programming. Bring the whole family.

Quilling: May Flowers Class, Monday, April 28, 1 – 3 p.m. Please bring scissors, ruler and quilling paper.  This class is for beginners.  Please sign up in the library.

Celebrating Jazz and Poetry Night, Tuesday, April 29, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Food, fun, and frolic. Come enjoy the smooth jazz sound of CASHS Jazz Band. A Theatrical Poetry Sketch will be performed by our Director, Joan Peiffer.  Light refreshments.

Free Comic Book Day, Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to noon.  The movie, Amazing Spiderman, will be shown.  Free popcorn and drinks, and children under 14 will receive a free comic book.  Bring the whole family.

The Friends of Grove Library offer their annual Book Sale, Thursday through Saturday, May 8 – 10. Hundreds of great titles at ridiculously low prices.  Bake Sale will take place on Friday and Saturday. We are now asking for patrons to donate baked goods for the sale.  Please sign up in the library if you would like to donate. Sale opens at one p.m. on Thursday, and runs 9 – 5 on Friday, and 9 – 2 on Saturday. Come support your library.

Come Read to a Dog, Tuesday, May 6, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Particularly designed for beginning readers, but this program is open to any child who wants to enjoy the experience of reading to our canine therapists.  Brand new readers can be read to by a parent. This will be the last time to see the dogs until September.

Open Studio, on Friday afternoons, 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 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… Join us.

Now displayed in our gallery: Watercolors by Carolyn Jarrett.

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)