Located in downtown Chambersburg, the Coyle Free Library has been a part of the Chambersburg community since 1891 as it was started by a group of ladies called the Afternoon Club, a group that still exists today. Currently in its third location, the former post office, we provide 20 public computers, a large collection of books (approximately 70,000), a wide variety of movies, free wifi, and a staff willing to help you find what you need. We are the resource center for the public libraries in Franklin and Fulton counties; therefore, we have more hours and a larger collection.
We are growing and changing. The Coyle Free Library has moved to a temporary home on the corner of 2nd St and Broad St (the old Jennings showroom) so we can move forward on the renovation and expansion of the Coyle Free Library building. Please visit Coyle Free Library’s Page to find out more about the capital campaign.
Hours & Holidays
Monday 9:00am – 8:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 8:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am – 8:30pm
Thursday 9:00am – 8:30pm
Friday 9:00am – 8:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
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).
340 N 2nd Street *NEW TEMPORARY HOME DURING RENOVATION*
Chambersburg PA 17201
Director: Denice Bigham
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)
CoyleFriends is a non-profit organization that supports Coyle Free Library by raising money and by volunteering. Since our beginning in 1994, we have contributed more than $41,000 to Coyle, purchasing, among other things, carpet for the fiction room and children’s area, a new front desk and collections display case. Of course, we’ve also contributed thousands for books, videos, CD’s and audio books.
Friends are an especially important group now because we can literally watch the library grow. Twenty-two years ago when CoyleFriends was founded, the possibility of a new and expanded Coyle Library in its downtown location was only a dream. To support this dream, CoyleFriends has made a $50,000 multi-year pledge to the Campaign for Coyle.
Thanks to CoyleFriends membership and to a yearly geranium fundraiser, we are able to contribute $8000 yearly towards books, Summer Reading Programs, a staff appreciation luncheon, and this year’s fall storytelling festival. We need more members to meet our pledge and continue our yearly donations. We are encouraging all book lovers to become members of CoyleFriends. That is a small way to be a big help towards building the new Coyle Free Library.
Our meetings are held at Coyle on the third Monday of each month at 1:30p.m. (no meeting in December and 3rd Tuesday in January and February), and all members are welcome to join us. During construction, F&M Trust is the location of our monthly meetings. We welcome anyone who might be interested in serving n the CoyleFriends Board. Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook.
We’d love to have you join us! Just scroll down to print and fill out the application and send it in!
I want to join CoyleFriends!
The membership year extends from January to January
City: ________________________ State: ________ Zip: __________________
(__) $10 Individual or Senior Citizen
(__) $15 Family
(__) $25 Patron
(__) $100 Benefactor
(__) Other $ _________
Please send this form with payment to CoyleFriends, 340 N 2nd Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Make checks payable to CoyleFriends
CoyleFriends, 340 North Main Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201
Organized 1893, Federated 1897
Since forming a public library in 1893, the Chambersburg Afternoon Club has been in service and support of the Coyle Free Library in Chambersburg Pennsylvania. The Afternoon Club is more than a social club. In its support of the Coyle Free Library, it is the oldest service club in Chambersburg.
Thank you for visiting the Afternoon Club web page. Make sure you visit the charter member and history links while you are here. If you have any comments or suggestions please let us know.
Peggy Glenn Louise May Molly Messner
Louise Neurnberger Mary Lou Richards
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