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.   November’s program: Eat Right and Be Active, For the Health of It, presented by the staff of Planet Fitness. Find options for eating healthy and tips to increasing your fitness level.  Light refreshments will be offered.  Our senior center project has been partially funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

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

Make Your Own Greeting Cards, 4 Mondays, Oct 20 to Nov. 10, 3 – 4 p.m. Learn the basics about Publisher to produce your own greeting cards.  You can use your own photography or artwork.  No experience necessary. This class is full, but we are taking names for the waiting list.  If you are interested, please sign up at the 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.

Quilling Class, Tuesday, November 4th, 1 – 3 p.m. For teens and adults. Please bring scissors, glue, a ruler and quilling paper.  Open to teens and adults. Please sign up in the library.

The annual Winter Holiday Sale will be held on November 8th. Lots of great stuff! Bake sale, Door prizes, a raffle of a crocheted blanket!  Do some Christmas shopping!

Author Visit: Alex Brown reads his debut children’s book, Cody Cotton’s Great Adventure, Saturday, November 15, 10 a.m.  A special craft will be offered.  Program is for children ages 4 – 8 and their parents.  Please sign up in the library.

Displayed during November in the gallery, Winter Art, by members of Grove’s Open Studio classes. Portraits, landscapes, ocean views, florals, 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)