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

Summer Reading Signup Began on June 1st.  It’s another fabulous summer of programs and reading experiences for children, teens and adults! Our theme this year is Every Hero Has A Story.…. Keep a log of the books you read. Your participation benefits the library. If you read at least 5 books, you can enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card! One card for adults, one for teens! The person who reads the most books will win a Kindle Fire! Thanks to Future Vision and Franklin County Library System for their generous support. Many businesses have furnished other prizes this year for our patrons. Every patron who reads five books will receive free books and more, as Grove Family Library’s gift to you. Tuesday, June 30, we will be drawing the winner of Totem Pole Tickets!

Grove will continue to hold a First Wednesday event for our seniors, every month, at 2 p.m.  The movie, Still Alice, will be shown on Wednesday, July 8th at 2 p.m. For August, a book discussion of To Kill A Mockingbird. That movie will be shown on Wednesday, August 12 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.

Many special programs are offered during the summer. For teens and families, movies, kickball, book club, an author visit, beading class, games night, and a murder mystery night.  For adults, movies, book discussions, arts programs, writer’s group and a murder mystery night.   For children’s programs, you must register for the programs you will be attending. All programs are free.

Arts Express, fabulous programs in the arts for elementary age children.  Friday mornings, 9:30 to 11 a.m.  July 10, Designing a Personal Coat of Arms, (for grades 1 – 5), July 17, Create Lizard Pets, (3rd to 5th graders), July 24, Blown Ink Creatures, (1st to 5th graders), July 31, Fiber, Fabrics and Fairy Tales, (3rd to 5th graders), August 7, Famous Artist Projects (1st to 5th graders). Please sign up at the library, as space is limited.

A Summer Read: Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, by Atul Gawande. Join us in a collective reading effort sponsored by central PA libraries. We are reading a book about end of life choices and what informed decisions caregivers and the medical community should make. This book is WITF’s pick of the month and copies are available at the library.  The program culminates in a PBS special entitled Being Mortal.

Teen Program: DDR/Wii/Board Game Night, Thursday, July 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your friends.  Snacks provided.

Summer Movie Afternoons, Wednesdays, from noon til 2 p.m.  July 8, 15, 22, and 29.

Chalk Art Contest, July 14, 11:30 – 1 p.m.  Decorate Grove’s sidewalk in this popular annual event.  Top three drawings win prizes. Please sign up in the library.

Book Bingo & Bake Sale, Friday, July 17, 6 to 8 p.m. Play bingo, books for sale after the program is over. Your donations support the tween programs. Bring the whole family.

READ THAT! A Teen Book Club. Fourth Thursday of each month, 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your own book and share authors and reading with your friends.  On Thursday, July 23, meet Robert J. Trout, author of Red Eye, miracle horse of Gettysburg. Light refreshments will be provided.

Murder/Mystery Night, for teens, Friday, July 24, for adults, Saturday, July 25, 8 to 11 p.m. Enjoy the adventure! Please sign up at the library.

Beading/Jewelry Class, Thursday, July 30, 6 to 8 p.m. For adults and teens.

Crochet Classes, for Adults and Teens, Tuesdays, 1 – 3, on July 14, and August 8th.  Please bring a crochet hook size G and some yarn.

LEGO Club! Second and fourth 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. We are adding the third session, for Saturdays.

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. July’s focus: Christmas in July! Get your Christmas projects started early! The perfect way to beat the heat.

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

Yard Sale, August 11 to 18. This library’s first ever yard sale! Many treasures to be found… proceeds support Grove Library.

Coming This Fall: Franklin-Fulton READs, Celebrate the Mystery.  Magical programs and reading experiences for all….

Displayed for July’s gallery: pastel art by the students of Laurie McKelvie.

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)