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

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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

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What's Happening @ Grove

Monthly Donation Drives. For August, SCCAP and Community Food Bank are requesting nonperishable food items.  Build A Better World, starting right here.

The library will be closed all day for in service training on this Thursday, August 24th. The bookdrop will be available for returns.

Family Movie: Lion, Monday, August 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. A five-year-old boy accidentally winds up alone on a train that takes him thousands of miles from his home and family.  He survives many challenges before being adopted by an Australian couple.  Twenty-five years later, he sets out to find his lost family.  Join us for this uplifting movie. You may bring snacks and drinks.

Teen Book Club: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, by C. S. Lewis, Thursday, August 31, 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.

The library will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 4.  Happy Labor Day.

Laptime and Storytime hours HAVE BEEN CHANGED for the fall! New Days and Times: Laptime will be held on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 10:00 a.m., OR Thursdays from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. Storytime will be held on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. OR on Fridays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.  Note also for Laptime we invite children ages 0 to 5.  Siblings are welcome.  Please sign up in the library.

Come Read to a Dog, Tuesday, September 5, 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.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Book Discussion, First Wednesday Program, Wednesday, September 6, 2 to 4 p.m. Henrietta Lacks was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells were taken, in 1951, without her knowledge, and became one of the most important tools in medicine, assisting in the development of the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping and more. Light refreshments offered. The movie will be shown on Wednesday, September 13, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The writer’s group will not meet on Wednesday, September 6th.  Our next meeting is Monday, September 18, at 2:30 p.m.

New Class! Chair Yoga for Beginners, Monday, September 11, from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. Class runs 6 weeks.  Learn the basics of Vinyasa Yoga.  Gain strength, flexibility and improve your balance, all while sitting on your butt! There will be a few standing postures and class will finish on a mat but this class is perfect for beginners and anyone who wants to adopt a slower pace.

Teen and Adult Movie Night: Guardians of the Galaxy, Volume 2, Thursday, September 14, 6 to 8 p.m.  The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage.  Join us for this space adventure full of classic tunes, epic battles and comedy.  Snacks and drinks offered.  Free and open to the public.

New Program! Fun, Fitness and Photo Walk, Thursday, September 21, 9:30 a.m.  Meet at Caledonia State Park, at the parking lot past the visitor’s center and over the bridge.  We will be hiking an easy trail approximately one half mile in length.  For fun, bring a camera and join our nature photo challenge. Healthy refreshments will be served tailgate style.

Sharing of the Photos, Wednesday, September 27, 2 to 3 p.m. Enjoy the photos from our Caledonia Walk as we show them on the large screen.  Light refreshments will be served.  Free and open to everyone.

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.

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 August: Wonderful Southwestern artwork and fabric arts by Becky Dietrich




POWER Library

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


  • AP ImagesPowerLibrary_logo
  • 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)