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. 24-26), and Christmas (Dec. 23-26)

Contact Us

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

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What's Happening @ Grove

Bouquets for Books, October 22 through November 5. If you bring a new children’s book to Royer’s Florist (behind Sheetz on Norland Avenue), they will give you a free bouquet! Help the library get new books for the children’s collection.

READ THAT! Teen Book Club, Thursday, October 27, 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.   Free and open to teens.

Fall Festival by the Friends of Grove Family Library, Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bat craft at 10:00 a.m. Bat program by a Park Ranger at 10:30. Face painting, pumpkin painting, and games with prizes.   50/50 Raffle, you can win money or an Amazon Fire Tablet! Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.00. The winner will be drawn at the children’s Christmas Party on December 10. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available to purchase.  Thank you to Shatzer Fruit Market for their generous donation of pumpkins. Fun for the whole family! This event will take place rain or shine.

Come Read to a Dog, presented by Kindly Canines, Tuesday, November 1, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Big dogs, little dogs, all kinds of dogs, just waiting to share a book with you!

Crocheted Snowflake Class, Tuesday, November 1, 3 to 5 p.m. Make a beautiful crocheted snowflake! These snowflakes can be used to decorate your home for the holidays, or hung on a Christmas tree. Participants must have a basic knowledge of the following stitches: chain, single crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch.  Participants must bring a size 10 crochet thread (not yarn) and a size 1.8 mm crochet hook to the class.  Please preregister at the library.  There are a limited number of spaces available for class, please sign up early.

Easy Elegant Entertaining, First Wednesday Program, November 2, from 2 to 4 p.m.  We will be making a floral wreath.  The design is reusable for any occasion.  It’s easy, it’s elegant, and it looks like a lot more trouble than it is to do.  The registration is now closed, but you may come to watch and learn how to do it.

Pajama Day, Beauty and the Beast, Book Reading and Movie, Saturday, November 5, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wear your favorite PJ’s, and join us for a reading and showing of the movie, Beauty and the Beast.  After the movie, have a hot dog, chips and a drink for lunch.  Register at the event and you’ll have a chance to win a half-season pass to the Chambersburg Community Theater, Inc.!

LEGO Play, Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., OR Saturday, November 12, from 10 to 11 a.m. We supply the LEGOs, you supply the fun. Use your imagination to take on our monthly challenge, or create your own masterpiece. Program is geared toward children ages 6 to 12, but all children are welcome, including those with disabilities. Parents must remain with children younger than six and those with special needs. Please sign up in the library.

Adventures in Crocheting, Tuesday, November 8, 1 to 3 p.m. OR 4 to 6 p.m. A great time of learning and sharing! Please bring a size G crochet hook and a skein of yarn if you are just beginning. Bring your own project if you have one. Open to preteens, teens and adults, with any level of crocheting knowledge.

Second Wednesday Program: Movie: The Intern, Wednesday, November 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. Seventy-year-old widower Ben Whittaker has discovered that retirement isn’t all it is cracked up to be.  He becomes a senior intern for an online fashion site, run by Jules Ostin. Stars Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. Light refreshments offered. Join us for this outstanding comedy!

National Gaming Day, Saturday, November 12, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Children 14 and under and their families are invited to join us at the library and test their gaming skills. Play Pokemon Go, Wii, board games, and card games to celebrate National Gaming Day.  Please preregister at the library.

Coffee with a Cop, Tuesday, November 15, from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Join Waynesboro Police Chief Jim Sourbier for an informal chat about senior safety.  Not a senior? no problem, please come anyway.  The information provided will be beneficial for anyone who is concerned about maintaining their safety. Bring a friend and bring your questions.  Coffee and sweets will be provided.

Winter Holiday Sale, Saturday, November 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bake Sale! Door Prizes! and the fantastic items of more than 21 vendors.  Raffle to win a nice gift item or a beautiful handmade quilted table or bed covering. Raffle tickets will be available the week of November 7. Proceeds will benefit the Tween programs. Do your Christmas shopping early and support the library!

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.

October gallery: Fantastic works of fiber arts by members of TADA, the Textile Design Art Alliance group.



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)