Grove Family Library

groveWelcome to Grove Family Library – the only library in the FCLS System to have earned Gold Star Status in the PA Forward Initiative, providing programs to encourage literacy in five areas: Basic, Information, Civic and Social, Health, and Financial.

Enrich your and your family’s life, body, mind and spirit: First Wednesday programs! Newly released and classic movies! Dedicated Staff! Individual Computer Assistance! Educational and Fun Summer Reading Programs for Children, Teens and Adults!

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Hours & Holidays


Hours:  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 and Mix95.1.

The library is closed for the following holidays: New Year’s Holiday (Jan. 1), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday and Easter Saturday, (Mar. 30-31), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, (Nov. 22-24), and Christmas (Dec. 24-25).

Contact Us

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


What's Happening @ Grove

Grove Family Library will again celebrate May 2018 as our Salute to the Military, featuring our Honor/Memorial Wall and our Military History Wall. We are looking for pictures of service men and women in uniform who have served or are currently serving and for military news articles, pictures or memorabilia. Please consider allowing us to copy and display these, to celebrate those who have served.

Instant Pot Mania, Tuesday, April 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Are you thinking about buying an Instant Pot? Do you own an Instant Pot but are not sure of everything it can do? Are you curious about all the hype? This may be the program to attend! Learn basic techniques that will help you feel more comfortable making any Instant Pot recipe. Discover how to get tasty healthy dishes on the table in less than an hour. We will be taste testing the foods prepared and will accept donations to cover the cost of supplies. Preregistration is required.

Pickin’ Party, Tuesday, April 17, 5 to 9 p.m. Come and bring your own instrument to play, or come in to listen to bluegrass, old time, Celtic, fiddle tunes, or Cajun music.  If you are playing, this may be a chance to play with new people. Open to all skill levels.  Light refreshments offered.

The Greatest Showman, will be shown twice, Wednesday, April 18, from 2 to 4, and Monday, April 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, this original musical celebrates the birth of show business, and tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a worldwide sensation. The movie is full of great music, dancing, acrobatics and circus animals. Bring your friends.

Fitness, Fun & Photo Walk, Thursday, April 19, 9:30 a.m. at Pond Bank Day Use Area. Wear your white and join us at the Pond Bank Day Use Area for a fun walk.  Bring your camera if you want o participate in the photo challenge.  All ages welcome.  Snacks will be served.

Book Bingo and Bake Sale, Friday, April 20, 6 to 8 p.m. For every game you win, you select a book.  No cost, but donations are welcome.  Proceeds benefit future children’s programs.  Limit of two bingo cards per person.  There is a small bake sale during this event. Open to the public.

Coffee with A Cop, Tuesday, April 24, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Members of the Pennsylvania State Police will be here to answer your questions and discuss issues of concern to you. The topic for this month is Mature Driving.

Open House, Friends of Grove Family Library, Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  All Friends and Future Friends of Grove Family Library are invited to attend this gathering. We need your help. If you would like to see what the Friends of Grove Family Library do and how they benefit the library, please attend to learn how and where you can volunteer. Come and chat with us. We will also have refreshments.

Fun, Fitness & Photo Walk, Pond Bank Day Use Area, Thursday, April 26, 9:30 a.m.  Join us for an easy hike.  Bring your camera to take photos if you like.  Healthy snacks will be served tailgate style.

Fitness, Fun & Photo Walk Photo Presentation, Monday, April 30, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy the photos of our walk as we show them on a large screen. The program is open to all who would like to spend some time enjoying our pictures!

Coloring and Chocolate, Monday, April 30, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing evening, coloring graceful intriguing designs, and have a cup of chocolate.  All supplies are provided.

Selfie With A Soldier, all through May. We want to celebrate our Veterans and all who are currently serving our country.  We ask you to show your gratitude by taking a selfie with a veteran or soldier.  Post it to Grove Family Library’s Facebook page, or bring the picture in to the library and we will upload it and post it for you.  Let’s see how many veterans we can honor…

Military Hero Essay Contest, May 1 to 25. We all know men and women who have served in the military.  They are people we admire, look up to and respect for the sacrifices they have made in serving our Country, and for the courage they demonstrate on and off the battlefield.  Grove Family Library invites you to tell us about your Military Hero. First prize winners in each age category will receive a fifty dollar gift card. We will select one winner from each age category: Kindergarten to fifth grade, sixth grade through eighth, ninth grade through twelfth, and Adult. The deadline is 5 PM on May 25th. Pick up an entry form and copy of the rules at the circulation desk.

Come Read to a Dog, Tuesday, May 1, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  We have big dogs, little dogs, all kinds of dogs just waiting to read a book with your child.  Parents can read a book with their child as well.  Please sign up in the library.

First Wednesday Program: The Vietnam Experience, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Vietnam Veteran Lou Lerda will speak about his experience as a member of the first Special Operations Helicopter Company in the Army, its missions; and the effects the Vietnam War had on unit members and the Vietnamese population. Honor our military veterans past and present throughout May. Open to the public. Light refreshments served.

Yarn Adventures, Tuesday, May 8, 1 to 3 p.m. Join our friendly group of crocheting, knitting and handcrafting fans, looking to teach and learn from other crafters.  All skill levels are welcome.  Open to preteens, teens and adults. We have patterns available for challenges each month.

Adult Book Club, Tuesday, May 8, 1 to 3 p.m. Book Club is a place to talk, read and have fun sharing reading experiences.  The book choice for May: Mrs. Ike, by Susan Eisenhower, and for June: Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate.

Teen Movie Night: Star Wars, The Last Jedi, Thursday, May 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Star Wars saga continues as the heroes and galactic legends go on an epic adventure unlocking mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, and Mark Hamill. Snacks and drinks will be offered.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Friday, May 11. We celebrate military spouses’ contributions to keeping our country safe.  America’s military spouses are the backbone of the families who support our troops during their mission, deployment, reintegration and reset. They are silent heroes, essential to the strength of our nation, and they serve our country just like their loved ones.  Military spouses please stop in to the library so that we can say thank you.

Block Party / LEGO Play, Saturday, May 12, 10 to 11 a.m. OR Monday, May 14, 4 to 5 p.m., OR 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Designed for children ages 3 to 12, but the whole family, including children with disabilities, is welcome to join the fun.  Parents must remain with children younger than 6 and those with special needs.

Souper Monday, Monday, May 14, 11:30 a.m. until the soup is gone.  Enjoy a cup of hot homemade soup here, or take one home with you.  There is no cost, but we will accept donations.  Proceeds will benefit the library’s community service projects. May’s soup will be campfire stew.

Operation Save-A-Vet, Save-A-Pet, Wednesday, May 16, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Operation Save-A-Vet, Save-A-Pet is a Veterans service dog program dedicated to helping Franklin County Veterans with service connected disabilities lead happier, healthier and more producitve lives.  Operation Reach is a newly formed Veterans program that will help veterans who suffer with drug and alcohol abuse or mental health issues.  Both programs presented by the Veterans Affairs Department of Franklin County PA.  Light refreshments will be served.  Free and open to the public.

Alpacas at the Library, Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m. to noon.  Kathy Brown from Sugar Hollow Farm, a Pennsylvania Alpaca farm, brings her book to share with us.  Sugar Hollow Farm will also be bringing alpacas to visit the library. The book is entitled The Alpaca-bet, the ABCs of Alpacas. A program of great fun for all ages.

Adult Storytime, Tuesday, May 22, 2 to 3 p.m. Yep, that’s right.  Storytime.  It’s not just for kids anymore. Do you remember how much you enjoyed being read to as a child? Now is your chance to recapture that feeling.  Join us as library staff reads portions of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society”. Hot and cold drinks, savories and sweets will be provided. Relax as we read to you….

Fitness, Fun and Photo Walk, Thursday, May 24, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. As a part of our Salute to the Military, the May walk will be at Franklin County Veterans and 9/11 Memorial Park and will include historic Letterkenny Chapel.  Meet at the parking lot at Letterkenny Chapel at 2171 Carbaugh Ave, Chambersburg. If you would like to join the photo challenge, bring your phone or camera.  Healthy refreshments will be served after the walk.  Sharing of the Photos, Tuesday, May 29, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Floyd Stokes, SuperReader, Thursday, May 24, 6 p.m. Join children’s author Floyd Stokes, on his 18th annual library tour.  Register to win a Kindle Fire or tickets to Dutch Wonderland. Refreshments and special prizes.  For more information, visit

Cup of Joe, Wednesday, May 30, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Come join us for this great program that gives voice to those who have served or are serving in the military.  If you are a veteran or are currently serving in the U S Military, please consider sharing your experience at this program!  All ages are welcome.  Coffee and other beverages will be served along with assorted sweets.  Free and open to the public.

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.

Chair Yoga: Mondays, when the library is open, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Learn the basics of Vinyasa yoga class where you will gain strength, flexibility and improve your balance.  There are a few standing postures and we will finish on the mat but most of this class is seated postures, perfect for beginners and anyone who wishes to move at a slower pace.  Classes are taught by Christi Willingham, RYT-200, with gratitude, compassion and humor.  Class fee is on a donation basis.

Beaded Bracelets for Boxes, Operation Christmas Child, second Monday of the month, September through May, 1 to 3 p.m. Create beautiful beaded bracelets for needy children overseas. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization that ships shoeboxes filled with toys, hygiene items and school supplies to children. All supplies will be provided, and no experience is required.  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.

Gallery for April: Wonderful works in oil and watercolor by Laura Lewis Shindle.




POWER Library

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and various resources for school projects.

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