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

Please consider joining the Friends of Grove Family Library.  The library serves over 13,000 patrons, and we have fewer than 100 Friends! How could that be? The Friends of Grove are very generous, helping us to offer many wonderful events and services. They have bought new tables for our community room, new children’s books, books on CD, tea pots for our teas, and much more. We would like to increase our membership to 1,000 Friends. Please join by filling out the form in our main lobby.

Coming throughout February: Blind Date With A Book! Choose a book, whose identity you will not know, unwrap it when you get home, and take a chance on reading something new! Great staff picks! You will also have a chance to win a prize of a mug with chocolates and cocoa or two newly published books and an FCLS cookbook.

Be Kind Challenge. Grove Family Library is teaming with Teens for a Better Tomorrow (#t4bt), the youth advisory board for Chambersburg Cares, a part of Healthy Communities Partnership of Greater Franklin County, to launch our Kindness Campaign focused on intentional acts of kindness in the community. Stop in during the month of February and pick up Be Kind Challenge Cards and complete the action on the card. Or make a list of kindness challenges of your own and complete them during February.  Go to our Facebook page and share what you have done!

Library Fundraiser: B J’s Memberships. Apply for a B J’s wholesale club membership here at Grove Library before the end of February.  Each membership is $40.00, saving you $15.00, from purchasing a membership at B J’s.  Up to two cards are issued per membership and members do not need to have the same address.  For every membership sold, the library will receive five dollars.  This is a great way for you to get big savings by shopping BJs, and for the library to raise money for programs and equipment.  Membership applications are available at the circulation desk.

We will be closed on Monday, February 19, for President’s Day.

Fun, Fitness and Photo Walk, Thursday, February 22. Please meet at Caledonia State Park at 9:30 a.m. We will meet at the parking lot/picnic area that is past the visitor’s center and over the bridge. This is an easy walk! For fun, bring a camera and join in the nature photo challenge. Healthy refreshments will be served tailgate style after the walk. We will show the photos at the library on Tuesday, March 6, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Color and Chocolate, Monday, February 26, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Enjoy a relaxing evening coloring intriguing and graceful designs, and have a cup of chocolate.  All supplies are provided.

Monday Movie Madness, Goodbye, Christopher Robin, Monday, February 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. A rare glimpse into the relationship between the beloved children’s author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh.  The film stars Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, and Kelly Macdonald.  You may bring your own snacks to enjoy.

Coffee With A Cop, Frauds and Scams, Tuesday, February 27, from 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 about fraud and scams.  Your questions are always welcome! Coffee and sweets will be offered.

Author Visit: The White Lady of Pond Bank, Wednesday, February 28, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. White Lady of Pond Bank stories have been local folklore for ages.  Find out if there is truth to the rumors. Raconteur Sandra Kendall will be here and books will be on sale.

Fun, Fitness and Photo Walk Photo Presentation, March 6, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy the photos of the recent Caledonia walk on a large screen. The program is open to all.

Come Read to a Dog, Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 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.

First Wednesday Program: Leave Your Family With Loving Memories, Not Your Final Expenses, Wednesday, March 7, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mr. Marlin Maclay, a Financial Associate with Thrivent Financial, presents information to help you prepare for your funeral and other final expenses.  This program is geared toward helping people who want to help their family navigate this difficult time of life.

Upcoming First Wednesday Programs:  April 11, Managing Stress; (Please note the date change); May, the Vietnam Experience; and June, Saving the Honeybees. Stay tuned for exciting and informative programs for the rest of the year….

Teen Movie Night: Wonder, Thursday, March 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Based on the New York Times Bestseller, by R. J. Palacio, this movie tells the story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who attends a mainstream school for the first time. Snacks and drinks will be offered.

Block Party / LEGO Play, Saturday, March 10, 10 to 11 a.m., OR Monday, March 12, 4 to 5 p.m., OR 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Designed for children ages 3 to 12, but 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.

Souper Monday, Monday, March 12, from 11:30 a.m. until the soup is gone!… Enjoy a cup of hot homemade soup here, or take one with you.  February’s soup will be Chicken Corn. There is no cost; however, we will accept donations.  Proceeds will benefit Grove Library’s quarterly community service projects.

Yarn Adventures, Tuesday, March 13, 1 to 3 p.m. Join our friendly group of crocheting, knitting and handcrafting fans, looking to teach and learn from other crafters.  All skill levels are welcome.  Open to preteens, teens and adults. We have patterns available for challenges each month.

Second Wednesday Movie Afternoon: The Battle of the Sexes, Wednesday, March 14, 2 to 4 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.

Chair Yoga, Monday mornings, 9:15 to 10 a.m., unless the library is closed. This Vinyasa yoga class is perfect for beginners and anyone who wants to move at a slow pace to avoid injury. Instructor is Christi Willingham, and class fee is on a donation basis.

Beaded Bracelets for Boxes, Operation Christmas Child, second Monday of the month, September through May, 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.

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 February: Works in watercolor and acrylic by Becky Dietrich.




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)