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 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

The next meeting of the Friends of Grove Family Library, Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  This is a general meeting.  We will discuss how your participation can benefit the programs and services of the library. Open to the public, and bring your friends. You can join the Friends by paying a small yearly dues, or choose to volunteer. We would like to increase our membership to 1,000 Friends. Please join by filling out the form in our main lobby, and come to the meeting to find out what the Friends will do next!

A B C Play With Me! Five Consecutive Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Attend one or all, beginning in March and running through April 4. A special time for you and your young child to play together, meet other parents and children, and learn from community resource specialists one on one.  Bring your questions and concerns for the topic each week.  Parents, caregivers and children from birth to age 5 are welcome to attend. March 21, Early Childhood Literacy, March 28, Infant/Toddler Nutrition, April 4, Music and Movement.

Upcoming First Wednesday Programs: May, the Vietnam Experience; and June, Saving the Honeybees, July, Master Gardeners. Stay tuned for exciting and informative programs for the rest of the year….

Pickin’ Party, Tuesday, March 20, 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.

Fun, Fitness and Photo Walk, Thursday, March 22, 9:30 a.m.  Join us at the Pond Bank Day Use Area. For fun, bring a camera and join in to photograph the nature photo challenge. This is an easy walk! Healthy refreshments will be served tailgate style after the walk. We will show the photos at the library on Tuesday, March 27, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Coloring and Chocolate, Monday, March 26, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing evening, coloring graceful intriguing designs, and have a cup of chocolate.  All supplies are provided.

Fun, Fitness and Photo Walk Photo Presentation, March 27, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy the photos of the recent Pond Bank walk on a large screen. The program is open to all.

Domestic & Sexual Violence 101, Women in Need, Inc., Monday, April 2, 2 to 3:30 p.m. We will discuss domestic and sexual violence, what to do if someone discloses abuse to you, the services Women in Need provides, and how the community can volunteer and donate.  Guest speaker for this program will be Brittany Leach, Training and Education Manager for Women in Need.

Come Read to a Dog, Tuesday, April 3, 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.

Adult Game Afternoon, Wednesday, April 4, 2 to 4 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of games.  Play Scrabble, Mexican Train Dominoes, Phase 10, Yahtzee, or bring your favorite game. Delicious snacks offered.

Souper Monday, Monday, April 9, from 11:30 a.m. until the soup is gone!… Enjoy a cup of hot homemade soup here, or take one with you.  April’s offering will be ham and bean. There is no cost; however, we will accept donations.  Proceeds will benefit Grove Library’s quarterly community service projects.

Block Party / LEGO Play, Monday, April 9, 4 to 5 p.m., OR  6:30 to 7:30 p.m., OR Saturday, April 14, 10 to 11 a.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, April 10, 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, April 10, 1 to 3 p.m. Book Club is a place to talk, read and have fun sharing reading experiences.  The book choices for March through May are: March: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, April: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, by Lisa See, and May: Mrs. Ike, by Susan Eisenhower.

Wednesday Program: How Do You Manage Your Stress? Wednesday, April 11, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Are you dealing with a lot of stress in your life, or do you have a friend of family member who is? Would you recognize the danger signs of stress in yourself or in a friend or family member?  Do you just want to learn more about what services are available when support is needed?  Join us for this free program.  Light refreshments offered.

Teen Movie Night: Justice League, Thursday, April 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Fueled by his restored faith in humanity, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound friend, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.  They recruit Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash to help save the planet.  Stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Jason Momoa. A fun, action packed movie, rated PG-13. Snacks and drinks will be offered.

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. Program is free and open to the public but preregistration is required.

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.

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.

Fun, Fitness & Photo Walk, 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.

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.

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.

Gallery for March: Watercolors by Glen Sabetto.




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)