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. 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

Grove Family Library is working toward becoming 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. We have achieved Silver Star status already, and you know that we will go for the gold!

Time change for Infant & Toddler Laptime: Tuesday, March 14 to 28. The program begins at 9:30 to accommodate Family Place Program at ten.

Play! Read! Explore! (and Ask The Experts), Family Place events, five consecutive Tuesdays, from 10 to 11 a.m., from March 14 through April 11.  Attend one session, or all of them.  Parents, caregivers and children ages from birth to 5 attend together.  Chat informally with early childhood specialists, network with other parents, enjoy play centers with your children, and check out resources and free literature. Subjects for each week include Learning Readiness, Getting the Support You Need, Social-Emotional Growth, Managing Picky Eaters, and Finding Reliable Health Information.

READ THAT! Teen Book Club, Thursday, March 23, 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.

Springtime Party, Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to noon.  Children 10 and under are invited to join us at the library for stories, crafts, games, prizes and snacks.  Please preregister at the library.

Square Dancing, Saturday, March 25, 6 to 7 p.m.  Join FCLS for this special Get Bookin’ square dance, with live music.  Light refreshments will be served.

Coloring and Chocolate, Adult and Teen Coloring, Monday, March 27, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Join us for an evening of relaxing coloring time, with intriguing and graceful designs. Supplies provided by the library.

Crocheted Mini Baskets, Tuesday, March 28, 3 to 5 p.m. Participants must be able to chain stitch and single crochet stitch.  Contact the library to sign up for this class and for a list of materials that you will need.

Come Read to a Dog, presented by Kindly Canines, Tuesday, April 4, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Big dogs, little dogs, all kinds of dogs, just waiting to share a book with you!

First Wednesday Movie Afternoon, Fences, Wednesday, April 5, from 2 to 4:00 p.m. Light refreshments offered. Bring your friends….

Block Party / LEGO Play, Saturday, April 8, 10 to 11 a.m. OR Monday, April 10, 4 to 5 p.m. , OR 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. To appeal to a broader age and interests, we have absorbed our popular LEGO play into a general block party, which includes blocks of many kinds in addition to LEGOs.  Designed for children ages 3 to 12, and the whole family, including children with disabilities, is welcome to join the fun.

Adventures in Crocheting, Tuesday, April 11, from 1 to 3, or 4 to 6 p.m. Join us for a great time of learning and sharing.  All skill levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced.

Second Wednesday Program: Finding Reliable Health Information and Effectively Communicating with Your Doctor.  Wednesday, April 12, 2 to 4 p.m.  Important information to keep yourself empowered!

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.

Gallery for March: Photography of people of the world, by Judith Carroll Moore.

Display in the Vestibule: Homes of Nine U.S. Presidents, pen and ink drawings, courtesy of International Archives.




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)