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.  For May, the Friends of Grove will hold their annual Book Sale.  This sale will be open on Thursday, from 1 to 8 p.m., and the Book and Bake Sale takes place on Friday and Saturday. Friday hours are 9 to 5, Saturday hours are 9 to 2 p.m. June’s program will be American Folk Tales and Legends, by the popular entertainer Roy Justice.  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.

Give Grove Family Library A Hand! We are holding a fundraiser to help support library programs and services.  Donate $1, $5, or $10 at the desk.  Your contributions help this library achieve our own unlimited possibilities…

NEW! LEGO Club! Second Tuesday of the month, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For children ages 6 to 12. Parents must accompany children under ten. Legos are provided. Make a fantastic creation!   The library is accepting LEGO donations. Please sign up in the library.

Family Movie: The Avengers, Saturday, April 25th, 10 a.m. to noon.  Free popcorn. Fun for everyone.

Fly Tying Demonstration, Saturday, April 25th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Annual event. Samples will be displayed. What are the best fishing spots in Franklin County? Come learn from the pros at Trout Unlimited.

NEW! 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.  We will choose books that everyone can enjoy for future meetings. Light refreshments will be provided.

Free Comic Book Day and Movie. Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. to noon. Free movie, popcorn and drinks. Free comics will be given to all children under 14. Bring the whole family.

Friends of Grove Book Sale, Thursday through Saturday, May 7 to 9. Bake Sale on Friday and Saturday.  Lots of great books at ridiculously low prices! Help support the library.

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 – 3:30 p.m.   April’s class: close-focus flowers! Get more accomplished with washes and planning your watercolor paintings. May 8 and 15, Art in the Park, field trip to Caledonia State Park.  Join us. Please sign up in the library.

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

Summer Reading Signup Begins on June 1st! We are preparing for another fabulous summer of programs and reading experiences for children, teens and adults! Our theme this year is superheroes….

Displayed for May in the gallery: works in acrylics from Dale McPherson.

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)