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

The online Summer Reading Club began on June 1st.  You can log the books you have read from June 1 to August 6th. Just go on our website and click on the Summer Reading link. Read at least 5 books and enter your name for a $100 Amazon gift card! The person who reads the most books wins a Kindle Fire! There are many great additional prizes for adults, teens and children. Prizes will be drawn in August. The last day to log books in is August 6th. Please pickup prizes by August 13th.  We thank the many businesses who have contributed prizes to the library.

Programs are held for children of all ages, teens and adults. The children’s programs are now full. If you had not registered, you may choose to stop in the library to see if there are last minute cancellations on the morning of a program. Movies, adult and teen programs do have space available.  Pick up a brochure at the library for more information.        On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

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? Come see how it links to a good book!

First Wednesday Program: Brooklyn: Book Discussion, Wednesday, August 3, 2 to 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered.  The movie will be shown on Wednesday, August 10, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Weekly Summer Movies for Children, Last two Tuesdays, July 26 and August 2nd, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Popcorn is included, but feel free to bring snacks, drinks, and a pillow if you wish.  July 26, “Space Jam”; August 2, “Kicking and Screaming”.

Beading/Jewelry Class, Thursday, July 28, 6 to 8 p.m. Make a beautiful beaded bracelet. No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided.  Please sign up in the library.

Mini Golf Night in the Library for Teens, Friday, July 29, 8 to 11 p.m. Another fun adventure! Teen mini golf fans can test their skills at our unique course within the library.  Snacks and beverages included.  Please preregister.

Game Night for Adults, Saturday, July 30, 8 to 11 p.m. Play Mexican Train Dominoes, Mahjong, Scrabble, Phase 10, Connect 4, and other great classic games with us.  Refreshments will be offered.  Join us.

Young Writer’s Club, for Children ages 8 to 12, Mondays, August 1 and 15, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how to write a novel, short story or poetry.  Please sign up in the library.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Friday, August 5, 6 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, August 6, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. Friday’s program includes author Sherri Maret reading her newest book, The Gingerbread Man’s School Adventure. On Saturday, pick up your stuffed animal and learn all about its adventures at the library! Please preregister as this popular program fills up rapidly!

Summer Reading Closing Program: Magical Nick! Saturday, August 6, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Non-stop interactive magic and comedy.

Crochet Class, Tuesday, August 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. Learn how to turn yarn into fabric by crocheting.  All levels of ability are welcome.  Please bring yarn and a size G crochet hook. Free and open to teens and adults.  Please preregister in the library.

Teen and Adult Movie NIght: Batman v Superman, The Dawn of Justice, Thursday, August 11, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Free popcorn and drinks.  Join us for this exciting movie!

Karaoke and Game Night, Monday, August 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wii games, board games and sing karaoke with us.  Great snacks.  Free and open to the public. Bring your friends…

Family Friendly Movie Night: The Peanuts Movie, Friday, August 19, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bring snacks or dinner, bring friends and family to enjoy this adorable movie.  Free and open to the public.

Meeting of the Friends of Grove Family Library, Monday, August 22, 7 to 8 p.m.  Join the Friends of Grove as they plan activities that benefit the programs and services of the library.  New members are always welcome.

Coffee with a Cop, Tuesday, August 23, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Stop in to chat with troopers from the Pennsylvania state police.  Ask questions about issues that concern you.  Coffee and sweets will be provided.  Free and open to the public.

READ THAT! Teen Book Club, Thursday, August 25, 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.

Coloring and Chocolate for Teens and Adults, Last Monday of the month, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Coloring for adults is all the rage! Great designs supplied, and cups of chocolate milk. 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.

For our Lego participants, Lego activities will resume in the fall. No Lego programs are being held this summer. Stay tuned…

July gallery: wonderful artwork in various media by Jean Harshman.



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)