Welcome to Grove Family Library – the only library in the FCLS System to have earned Gold Star Status in the PA Forward Initiative, providing programs to encourage literacy in five areas: Basic, Information, Civic and Social, Health, and Financial. http://www.PAForward.org
Enrich your and your family’s life, body, mind and spirit: First Wednesday programs! Newly released and classic movies! Dedicated Staff! Individual Computer Assistance! Educational and Fun Summer Reading Programs for Children, Teens and Adults!
Check out what is happening this summer in our libraries! Here are the summer brochures for all our libraries so you can explore all the fun stuff happening this summer.
Want to get prizes for reading this summer? Starting June 1st you can go to summerstoryclub.org to register and log your reading. Those from birth to 18 can log their reading minutes while adults can log the books they read. Then visit your local library when you reach your levels for the possibility of rewards.
Hours & Holidays
Hours: 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 and Mix95.1.
The library is closed for the following holidays: New Year’s Holiday (Jan. 1), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Good Friday and Easter Saturday, (Mar. 30-31), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, (Nov. 22-24), and Christmas (Dec. 24-25).
101 Ragged Edge Road South
Chambersburg, PA 17202
Director: Joan Peiffer
What's Happening @ Grove
Sign up for Summer Reading began on June 1st. Libraries Rock, our Summer Learning Quest has programs for all ages. Movies, concerts, Arts Express, Writing Camp, it’s all in our Summer Reading Brochures. Fascinating programs about music and geology. Most programs are full, you can stop in on the day of a program to see if there is a cancellation. Signup on our website to log in your summer reading minutes. There are programs for adults and teens, who can also log your reading. Redeem your prizes here at the library. Our Grand Prize will be a Kindle Fire, lots of smaller prizes will be awarded. The prize lists for children, teens, and adults are posted in the library. Summer Reading Ends on August 11.
Arts Express will run on Fridays through July 27, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The programs feature a different expression of the arts each week, music, art, dance, etc. Programs are now full, you may come in case of cancellation.
Dream Land, by Sam Quinones, The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. Borrow the book, read it and talk about it in your community. This featured reading program is a collaboration of WITF, PennState Health, WellSpan Health, and FCLS.
Karaoke: Broadway Tunes or Disney, Your Choice, Thursday, July 19, 6 to 8 p.m. It’s great fun to sing Broadway or Disney songs and let’s see how much talent is out there! Light refreshments served.
Movie: Peter Rabbit, Friday, July 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden. You may bring snacks or dinner to enjoy during the movies.
Monday Movie Madness: Viva Las Vegas, Monday, July 23, 6 to 8 p.m. Race car driver Lucky Jackson (Elvis Presley) goes to Las Vegas to earn money to pay for a new engine. Working as a waiter, he finds time to court Rusty Martin (Ann Margret). An energetic musical with great song and dance numbers, this movie features Elvis at his peak.
Chalk Art Contest! Rescheduled! Tuesday, July 24, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Our theme is music. Open to children ages 14 and under. Come decorate the library sidewalk… It’s an annual tradition!
Fitness, Fun and Photo Walk, Thursday, July 26, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Caledonia State Park. Meet at the farthest parking lot (overflow lot) past the ranger station. The presentation of the photos will be Tuesday, July 31, at 2 p.m. The next photo walk will be August 23rd.
Beading/Jewelry Class, Thursday, July 26, 6 to 8 p.m. Make a beautiful beaded bracelet. No experience necessary and materials will be provided. Class is open to teens and adults. Please preregister in the library.
Book Bag Bingo, Friday, July 27, 6 to 8 p.m. Bring the whole family. First place wins a bag of books and other fun stuff. Books for the price of a donation after the program is over. Bake sale. All proceeds benefit the teen and tween programs for the library.
Summer Reading Movie, Tuesday, July 31, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The last movie for this summer will be Coco. Bring your friends.
Vision Screenings and Eye Care Presentation, Wednesday, August 1, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Program will be presented by Ludwick Eye Center. Vision screenings by certified professionals will take place between 2:00 and 2:30 p.m. Dr. Scott Piette will then present information on cataracts, glaucoma, diabetes, and macular degeneration. Dr. Piette specializes in glaucoma and cataract surgery and has been providing eye care since 2007.
Penn National Photo Club Notes: Photo Assignment for July: Ice Cream. This cool summer delight comes in many colors and creative concoctions, and is sold by a variety of vendors and at local festivals. Among the challenges to getting interesting shots, photographers will need to choose the best lighting and depth of field, and get their shots before their subjects melt. Field Trip: on August 2, members will meet at the historic Green Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro. Following the shoot, they will enjoy ice cream at the nearby Antietam Dairy
Game Night: Thursday, August 2, 6 to 8 p.m. Play all sorts of games (Monopoly, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Mexican Train Dominoes) with your friends…
Stuffed Animal Sleepover, Friday, August 3, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, August 4, 9:30 to 10 a.m. Sign up for this popular program, and then stay for our closing concert, Two of A Kind, David & Jenny, Saturday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m.
YARD SALE! Monday, August 6, through Saturday, August 25, during library hours. A large variety of exquisite, unusual, sought-after, and common but useful items will be available for your donation. Any proceeds help to support the programs and services of Grove Library.
Writer’s Camp for Children, Monday, August 6, through Wednesday, August 8, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Instructed by children’s book author Sherri Maret, this camp is designed for children ages 8 to 11. Preregistration is required, and the fee is $90.00, part of which goes to support the library. Please sign up in the library.
Jam and Jelly Making Class, Freezer Jam, Tuesday, August 7, 6 to 8 p.m. Learn how to make delicious homemade jam from fresh local fruit. Millions of people make freezer jams and jellies using this simple method. No experience is needed. Participants will take home a small container of jam. Program is free, however, donations will be accepted to help defray costs of future programs.
Teen Movie NIght: A Quiet Place, Thursday, August 9, 6 to 8 p.m.
Souper Monday, Monday, August 13, 11:30 until the soup is gone. Stop by the library to enjoy a cup of hot homemade soup here or take it with you. Soup will be available until the supply is gone. There is no cost, but we will accept donations to benefit the library’s quarterly community service projects. The soup for August will be Summer Corn Soup.
Monday Movie Madness, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Monday, August 13, 6 to 8 p.m. During the 1850s, Milly, a pretty young cook, married Adam, a grizzled woodsman. When the two return to Adam’s farm, Milly is shocked to learn his six ill-mannered brothers live with him in his cabin. Starring Jane Powell and Howard Keel, this film is full of great music.
Yarn Adventures, Tuesday, August 14, 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.
Adult Book Club, Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Book Club is a place to talk, read and have fun sharing reading experiences. The book selection for August: Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann.
Adult Whodunit Murder Mystery Night, Murder on the Orient Express, Friday, August 17, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Solve the mystery in the library, and afterwards watch the movie, Murder on the Orient Express.
Family Movie: Paddington 2, Friday, August 24, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Paddington, now settled with the Brown family, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only the gift is stolen. One lucky person attending this movie will win a stuffed Paddington Bear. You may bring snacks or dinner to enjoy during the movie.
Battle of the Bands, Saturday, August 25, 3 to 6 p.m. Sponsored by Hamilton Hyundai and NewsTalk 103.7 FM. Do you have a good band? Want to show off your music for the community? Play for 8 minutes or 2 songs. Bands will be judged on quality of material, musical skill and overall talent, raw technical skill and execution, showmanship and performance. First prize will be $100.00, second, $50.00 and third, $25.00. Please fill out registration and waiver forms, available at the library. There is a ten dollar non-refundable registration fee to participate. Registration is required by August 10th.
Second Leaf: Books for the price of a donation to support the programs and services of each library. For June, Grove features gardening, do-it-yourself and cookbooks will be the focus for July. July 19 and 20, we will have a bake sale. Paperback Palooza will return for August. Look for different genres of interest every month, to help support your 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.
Gallery for July: art in many different media by Derena Martinek.
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)