Welcome 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)
101 Ragged Edge Road South
Chambersburg, PA 17202
Director: Joan Peiffer
What's Happening @ Grove
Quilt Raffle to Support Grove Family Library. The Quilt is HERE! And it is BEAUTIFUL! Chambersburg Quilt Guild has made a gorgeous quilt to raffle for their annual major fundraiser. Half of the proceeds will benefit Grove Family Library Adult Programming. This quilt, titled Earth and Sky, is hand quilted and appliqued. Tickets can be purchased for one dollar each, or six for five dollars. The drawing will be held September 9 and you need not be present to win.
Engraved Brick Fundraiser – Final Placement, Summer 2017. Leave a legacy at the library by having a brick custom-engraved with a message of your choice. This will be the final placement for Grove Library. The deadline has been extended to July 1st. The cost is $100 and is considered a tax-deductible gift, according to IRS regulations. Please contact the library for more information. Get yours now – it is the last chance to have one in honor or memory of someone special.
Summer Reading Signup Began on June 1st. Programs for adults, children and teens will be held all summer long. The theme this year is Build A Better World. Two Grand Prize Winners, one teen and one adult, will be chosen. Signup to log your reading on our website. If you read the most books, you can win a Kindle Fire! You can also win many other prizes. Look for the list in the library. We thank Future Hearing and the Franklin County Library System, along with our many other sponsors.
Did you know, if you have read at least 500 minutes and have attended at least five programs at Grove or Coyle, you can qualify to attend our end of the summer Pool Party at Caledonia? The pool party will be held on August 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Paperback Palooza, Our very popular sale of paperbacks. We have a great selection at ridiculous prices. Get your beach reading now…
Monday Evening Movie, LaLa Land, Monday, June 26, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Monthly Donation Drives. June, Habitat for Humanity. July, Chambersburg, United Way. August, SCAAP and Community Food Bank. Please see the list of requested items in the library. Build A Better World, starting right here.
Tuesday Movies begin on June 20th and run through August 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 27, the Last Rainforest, July 11, The Lorax, July 25, Zootopia, and August 1, Wall-E. Feel free to bring a pillow to get comfortable, snacks, or lunch if you wish.
Giant Jenga Plus Other Big Games, Thursday, June 29, 6 to 8 p.m. Teens will play large games of Connect 4, Banagrams, Jenga, Parachute activities, and have ice cream after the games are over. Bring your friends. The more, the merrier!
Grove Family Library will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4. Happy Holiday. Please note our parking lot will be closed for resurfacing. The Bookdrop will not be available from Saturday July 1, at 3 p.m. until Wednesday morning, July 5, at 9 a.m.
First Wednesday, July 5, 2 to 3 p.m. Monarch Mania, Raising Monarch Butterflies, by a master gardener. Learn all about their habitat, their needs, why they are endangered, and how you can help to raise them at home.
Second Wednesday, July 12, 2 to 4 p.m. Movie: Hidden Figures. African American women assisted NASA in its early days. Learn about their vital but invisible contributions and share their triumphs. Bring your friends.
Book Bingo and Bake Sale, Friday, July 14, 6 to 8 p.m. Bring the whole family. All proceeds from donations support the tween programs at Grove Family Library.
Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, Tuesday, July 18, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For children ages 14 and under. The theme is Build A Better World.
Beading/Jewelry Class, Thursday, July 20, 6 to 8 p.m. All supplies will be provided. Please register in the library.
Family Movie: Moana, Friday, July 21 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. An adventurous teen sails on a daring mission to save her people. Bring the whole family.
Peggy Ann Bradnick returns, Wednesday, July 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. She will be signing copies of her hardcover book.
Wii Games/Karaoke, for Teens, Thursday, July 27, 6 to 8 p.m.
Adult Game Night, Friday, July 28, from 7 to 10 p.m. Food, Fun and Frolic.
Yard Sale, August 2 through 8, during library hours. Great finds at ridiculous prices. Help support the library.
First Wednesday, Book Discussion: The Light Between Oceans. August 2, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. The movie will be shown on August 9 at 2 p.m.
Summer Art Program, Japanese Carp Kites, Thursday, August 3, from 4 to 5 p.m. For children ages 6 to 12. Please sign up at the library.
Teen Movie Night: The Space Between Us, Thursday, August 10, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Family Movie: Beauty & The Beast, Friday, August 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Family Movie: Lion, Monday, August 29, from 6 to 8 p.m.
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.
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 June: Artwork by Brenda Neuroth.
Check out what online resources are available to you through POWER Library.
- AP Images
- Auto Repair Center
- Business Source Main Edition
- Consumer Health Complete
- Newspaper Source
- SIRS Discoverer
and various resources for school projects.
Click Here to go to POWER (You will need your library card barcode number)