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

Grove will continue to hold a First Wednesday event for our seniors, every month, at 2 p.m.  June’s First Wednesday program will be American Folk Tales and Legends, by the popular entertainer Roy Justice.  Light refreshments will be served. July’s program, a book discussion on Still Alice. The movie 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. 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…more books, more CDs, more programs, including the start of a brand new Girl Scout gold award project, a children’s garden!

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. This program is off to a fabulous start, as we have a waiting list… but additional times will be scheduled if we have enough interest.

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.  On Thursday, July 23, meet Robert J. Trout, author of Red Eye, miracle horse of Gettysburg. Light refreshments will be provided.

Meet Children’s Author Floyd Stokes, Thursday, May 28 at 6 p.m. Free books and door prizes.  Register to win tickets to Dutch Wonderland.

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 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 a free book… it’s Grove Family Library’s gift to you.

Opening Concert by Jim Rule, Thursday, June 18, 10:30 a.m., at CAMS South.  You must have a ticket to enter the concert. Tickets are free and available at the library. Fun for the whole family.

Many special programs are offered during the summer. For teens and families, movies, kickball, book club, author visit, beading class, games night, and murder mystery night.  For adults, movies, book discussions, arts programs, writer’s group and murder mystery night.  For children, programs take place every week, Mondays for 6 – 8 year olds, Tuesdays for 9 – 12 year olds, and Wednesdays for 3 – 5 year olds.  Fridays are for Laptime.  For children’s programs, you must register for the programs you will be attending. All programs are free.

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.

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

Displayed for June, art by Patrick Brezler.

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)