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

Celebrate Fall with Grove! Pumpkin Painting Contest is on all week, come vote for your favorites! Guess the weight of our giant pumpkin and win a prize!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Win a wonderful breast cancer awareness basket. If you have had your yearly mammogram, write your first name and phone number on a card and drop it into the tub. Drawing will be held October 31st.

Holiday Raffles!  Support Your Library. 50/50 Christmas Raffle. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Purchase your tickets at the circulation desk. Drawing will be held on Wednesday, December 6.

Silent Bid Auction for a Hand Crocheted Throw Rug, and Hand Crocheted Afghan and a Small Bowtie Quiltlet. These fabulous crafts are displayed in our vestibule. Get a blank bid card from the desk and fill in your information.  Place your bid in the envelope, then seal and drop it in the bid basket. Bids will be opened on December 6th and prizes awarded to the highest bidder. All proceeds benefit the programs and services of Grove Family Library.

Color and Chocolate for Adults and Teens, Monday, October 23, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A relaxing evening featuring intriguing and graceful designs to color, and chocolate beverages. All supplies provided by the library.

Author Visit and Book Signing: William A. Larsh, The FBI – They Eat Their Young, Wednesday, October 25, from 3 to 4 p.m. Author William Alan Larsh shares a detailed memoir of an FBI agent’s career, from first day of work until retirement.  Unique and often amusing, the book benefits from Larsh’s lengthy service with the FBI. Copies will be available for sale for twelve dollars.

Fun, Fitness and Photo Group, Thursday, October 26, at 9:30 a.m. at Caledonia State Park.  Take a leisurely walk, see the fall colors, and learn how to get better photos.  Join us, as the first outing was a roaring success!

Pajama Day, Movie, Book Reading, Craft and Lunch, Saturday, October 28, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wear your favorite PJ’s. We will show the movie, Scooby-Doo! and the Witch’s Ghost.  After the movie, paint a friendship rock and enjoy a hot dog, chips and a drink for lunch.  Fun family program.

Monday Movie Madness: The Nutty Professor, Monday, October 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. We remember and celebrate the contributions of Jerry Lewis with this hilarious movie. To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome but obnoxious Buddy Love. Free and open to the public.

First Wednesday Program: Thriving in the Storm, Wednesday, November 1, 2 to 3:30 p.m.  John Lloyd, Founder of Noah’s House, shares his life story, discusses addition and recovery, and what Noah’s House offers for men who suffer from addictions. Light refreshments offered. Open to the public and free.

National Gaming Day, Saturday, November 4, 1 to 3 p.m.

Bracelets for Boxes, Operation Christmas Child, Monday, November 6, 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.

Come Read to a Dog, Tuesday, November 7, 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.

Second Movie Afternoon: Gifted, Wednesday, November 8, 2 to 3:30 p.m. A man wages a legal battle against his mother for custody of his orphaned niece, a young mathematical prodigy who wants to live with him. Stars Chris Evans and Mckenna Grace. Light refreshments offered.

Author Visit: The Royers of Renfrew Series, Monday, November 13, from 2 to 3 p.m.

Block Party / LEGO Play, Monday, November 13, 4 to 5 OR 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Designed for children ages 3 to 12, 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.

Winter Holiday Sale, Saturday, November 18, 9 to 3 p.m. Book Prizes, Raffles, Bake Sale, and Vendors. Lots of great items for your Christmas list.  Shop and help support your library.

Coffee With A Cop, Tuesday, November 21, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Stop in to chat with troopers from the Pennsylvania State Police.  Ask questions about issues that concern you.  Meet and greet time will be followed by a discussion on Domestic Violence, to learn some of the facts and warning signs and help to raise awareness in our community.  Free and open to the public.  Coffee and sweets will be provided.

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.

Yarn Adventures, the second Tuesday of each month, 1 to 3 p.m. OR 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (Formerly Adventures in Crocheting). Join our friendly group of crocheting, knitting, embroidery and handcrafting fans, looking to teach and learn from other crafters.  All skill levels welcome.  We will have patterns available to challenge yourself each month. Open to preteens, teens and adults.  Great place to share ideas and learn new skills!

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 October: Great images by photographers from the Penn National Photo Club.




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)