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?

  Check out our facebook page to keep up-to-date on all the fun things happening @ Grove


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. 22-25), and Christmas (Dec. 22-25)

Contact Us

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


What's Happening @ Grove


Preschool Storytime will be held on Tuesday, December 26 at 1:30 p.m., and on Friday, December 29, at 9:30 a.m. There is no Preschool Storytime on Tuesday, December 19.

Grove Family Library will be closed on Friday, December 22, through Monday, December 25. We will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during normal operating hours.  On Friday, December 29, we will close at 1 p.m. and remain closed through New Year’s, January 1. Happy Holidays from all of the staff at Grove.

Movie: A Christmas Story, Thursday, December 28, 6 to 8 p.m. This beloved holiday movie follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker, who spends most of his time dodging a bully and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a Red Ryder air rifle.

Come Read to a Dog, Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 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.

Block Party / LEGO Play, Saturday, January 13, 10 to 11 a.m., OR Monday, January 8, 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.

Yarn Adventures, Tuesday, January 9, 1 to 3 p.m. or 4:30 to 6:30 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.

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, Monday mornings, 9:15 to 10 a.m., unless the library is closed. This Vinyasa yoga class is perfect for beginners and anyone who wants to move at a slow pace to avoid injury. Instructor is Christi Willingham, and 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. Join us.

Grove Family Library is now a Gold Star Library with the PA Forward program!  PA Library Association defines five competencies for libraries to focus on to empower patrons, libraries and the community: Basic Literacy, Information Literacy, Civic and Social Literacy, Health Literacy, and Financial Literacy. Look for Grove programs in all of these areas.

Gallery for December: Black and white photography by Brent Blair.




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)