Grove Family Library

groveWelcome 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?

Hours & Holidays



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, (Mar. 25-26), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, (Nov. 24-26), and Christmas (Dec. 23-26)

Contact Us

101 Ragged Edge Road South
Chambersburg, PA 17202
Director: Joan Peiffer

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What's Happening @ Grove

Grove Family Library and all the system libraries will be closed on Monday, October 10 for staff inservice training.


Writer’s Workshop, Wednesday, September 28, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.  A supportive group that helps adult writers progress through their own work.

Did you know Grove Family Library is a Pokemon Go hotspot? The library is a Poke-stop, and you can replenish your Poke-balls here!  Do you have a favorite Pokemon?

Pokemon Grove Scavenger Hunt! Hiding in the books throughout the children’s library are Pokemon cards that can be traded for prizes.  If you find a card, check out the book and receive your prize. Medium and large prizes are available now! The HUNT IS ON!!!

COMING IN OCTOBER: Did you know October is Book Discussion Month?

AppleFest, October 15. The library is taking orders for apples, in 3 pound bags, as well as applesauce and apple butter.  Shatzer Orchards are donating the fruit, Coyle Library will reap the profits for their building fund. We can preorder apples and have them delivered here at Grove. Help support the library.

Come Read to a Dog, presented by Kindly Canines, Tuesday, October 4, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Big dogs, little dogs, all kinds of dogs, just waiting to share a book with you!

First Wednesday Program: Downsizing and Relocation Seminar, Wednesday, October 5, from 2 to 3 p.m. Presented by Hurley Auctions. Do you feel overwhelmed by the task of sifting through years of collected treasures? Do you need to sell your home? Learn how to tackle these projects and lessen the stress during this fun informative hour.  Light refreshments offered. 

5th Annual Star Wars Reads Day, Saturday, October 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. Enjoy Star Wars trivia, a craft, snacks, and Yoda Soda. Costume Contest with prizes for the best costumes. Darth Vader will be here! Fun for the whole family.  Free and open to the public.

LEGO Play, Saturday, October 8, from 10 to 11 a.m., OR, Tuesday, October 11, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. We supply the LEGOs, you supply the fun. Use your imagination to take on our monthly challenge, or create your own masterpiece. Program is geared toward children ages 6 to 12, but all children are welcome, including those with disabilities. Parents must remain with children younger than six and those with special needs. Please sign up in the library.

Adventures in Crocheting, Tuesday, October 11, 1 to 3 p.m. OR 4 to 6 p.m. Please bring a size G crochet hook and a skein of yarn if you are just beginning. Bring your own project if you have one. Open to preteens, teens and adults.

Second Wednesday Program: Movie: The Lady in the Van, Wednesday, October 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient women living in her van, which is parked in his driveway.  Stars Maggie Smith. Light refreshments offered. Join us for this outstanding movie!

Teen and Adult Movie Night: Captain America: Civil War, Thursday, October 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Political interference in the Avenger’s activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.  Stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr. and Scarlett Johansson. Popcorn and drinks included. Join us for this exciting movie!

Pumpkin Painting Contest, Saturday, October 15, from 10 to 11 a.m. Children 14 and under are invited to join us for a morning of pumpkin painting. The pumpkins will be on display for a week, so that patrons can vote for their favorites.  The top three pumpkin painters win a special Halloween treat! Please preregister in the library, as space is limited. Free.

Friends of Grove Library Family Meeting, Monday, October 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. Take an active role in your public library.  Being a Friend of Grove Family Library is proof of the library’s importance to you and to your community.  We will be planning for the upcoming Fall Festival. You are encouraged to bring a friend.

Franklin County Library System Book Sale, Thursday and Friday, October 20 and 21, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will be held at 254 East King Street, Chambersburg, the site of Superior Floorcoverings & Kitchens. Fiction, nonfiction with a wide variety of topics, and children’s books are among the thousands of books for sale.  Media: DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks are also available. Great prices! Bag sale on Sunday. Support your public library.

Bouquets for Books, October 22 through November 5. If you bring a book to Royer’s Florist (behind Sheetz on Norland Avenue), they will give you a free bouquet! Help the library get new books for the children’s collection.

READ THAT! Teen Book Club, Thursday, October 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Book club is a place to talk, read and have fun sharing reading experiences.  Snacks will be provided.   Free and open to teens.

Fall Festival by the Friends of Grove Family Library, Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bat program by a Park Ranger at 10:30, face painting, pumpkin painting, and games.   Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available to purchase. This event will take place rain or shine.

Color and Chocolate for Teens and Adults, Monday, October 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Coloring for adults is all the rage! Great designs supplied, and cups of chocolate. A fun and relaxing program.

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. Choose your own project, work on it at your own pace.  Great atmosphere, good work going on. Join us.

September gallery: photography and works of art by members of Grove Library’s Open Studio class.



POWER Library

Check out what online resources are available to you through POWER Library.


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  • Auto Repair Center
  • Bookflix
  • Business Source Main Edition
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Cybersmarts
  • Newspaper Source
  • SIRS Discoverer

and various resources for school projects.

Click Here to go to POWER (You will need your library card barcode number)