Grove Family Library

groveWelcome 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.

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 our facebook page to keep up-to-date on all the fun things happening @ Grove

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).

Contact Us

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


What's Happening @ Grove

New Program: Second Leaf: Books for the price of a donation to support the programs and services of each library. FCLS is not having a book sale this year.   This month, Grove features history books, biographies, and politics, in addition to our usual offerings of adult fiction and children’s books. Grove Library will focus on children’s books in June, and gardening and crafts books for July. Look for different genres of interest every month, to help support your library.

Grove Family Library will again celebrate May 2018 as our Salute to the Military, featuring our Honor/Memorial Wall and our Military History Wall. We are looking for pictures of service men and women in uniform who have served or are currently serving and for military news articles, pictures or memorabilia. Please consider allowing us to copy and display these, to celebrate those who have served. We will accept photos all throughout May, but please submit them early, to garner the most attention.

Selfie With A Soldier, all through May. We want to celebrate our Veterans and all who are currently serving our country.  We ask you to show your gratitude by taking a selfie with a veteran or soldier.  Post it to Grove Family Library’s Facebook page, or bring the picture in to the library and we will upload it and post it for you.  Let’s see how many veterans we can honor…

Military Hero Essay Contest, May 1 to 25. We all know men and women who have served in the military.  They are people we admire, look up to and respect for the sacrifices they have made in serving our country, and for the courage they demonstrate on and off the battlefield.  Grove Family Library invites you to tell us about your Military Hero. First prize winners in each age category will receive a fifty dollar gift card. We will select one winner from each age category: Kindergarten to fifth grade, sixth grade through eighth, ninth grade through twelfth, and Adult. The deadline is 5 PM on May 25th. Pick up an entry form and copy of the rules at the circulation desk.

All Women Who Have Served or Are Currently Serving in the U S Military Service: A beautiful wool and silk shawl was made by a military veteran who is a part of Penn National Charity Knitters.  It was donated to the library to be given to a female veteran as a part of our Salute to the Military program.  If you are eligible, fill out an entry ticket at the library or you can enter on our facebook page.  Drawing will be held during our Cup of Joe Program on Wednesday, May 30th.  Entries must be received on or before Saturday, May 26th.

Fitness, Fun and Photo Walk, Thursday, May 24, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. As a part of our Salute to the Military, the May walk will be at Franklin County Veterans and 9/11 Memorial Park and will include historic Letterkenny Chapel.  Meet at the parking lot at Letterkenny Chapel at 2171 Carbaugh Ave, Chambersburg. If you would like to join the photo challenge, bring your phone or camera.  Healthy refreshments will be served after the walk.  Sharing of the Photos, Tuesday, May 29, 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Grove Family Library.

Penn Pals May Meeting: Mary Bach, Nationally Recognized Consumer Advocate, Thursday, May 24, 6 p.m.  Your shopping trips will never be the same after this entertaining and educational presentation packed with important consumer information.  Many consumer questions will be answered.  Please bring your friends and neighbors.

Floyd Stokes, SuperReader, Thursday, May 24, 6 p.m. Children’s author Floyd Stokes makes his 18th annual library tour.  Register to win a Kindle Fire or tickets to Dutch Wonderland. Refreshments and special prizes.  For more information, visit

Fitness, Fun & Photo Walk Photo Presentation, Tuesday, May 29, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy the photos of our walk as we show them on a large screen. The program is open to all who would like to spend some time enjoying our pictures!

Cup of Joe, Wednesday, May 30, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Come join us for this great program that gives voice to those who have served or are serving in the military.  If you are a veteran or are currently serving in the U. S. Military, please consider sharing your experiences with us!  All ages are welcome.  Coffee and other beverages will be served along with assorted sweets.  Free and open to the public.

Sign up for Summer Reading begins on June 1st. Libraries Rock, Summer Learning Quest has programs for all ages. Movies, concerts, Arts Express, Writing Camp, it’s all in our Summer Reading Brochure. Fascinating programs about music and geology. You must sign up for the programs you will be attending. Signup on our website to log in your summer reading minutes. Programs and log your reading for adults and teens too. Grand Prize will be a Kindle Fire, lots of smaller prizes will be awarded too.

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.

Summer Reading Kickoff Concert: All Around This World with Jay Sand, Thursday, June 14th, 10 a.m. at CAMS South. Bring the whole family to this award-winning global music and cultures interactive adventure.

Pickin’ Party at the Library, Tuesday, June 5, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bluegrass, old time, Celtic, fiddle tunes, whatever you feel like doing, you may bring an instrument to play, or come and just enjoy the impromptu concert.  Light refreshments offered.

First Wednesday Program: Franklin County Beekeepers Association, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Why are honeybees so important?  How can you help to protect and save honeybees?  What do you do if you find a swarm of bees?  What plants are helpful to bees? What is involved in beekeeping? Open to the public. Light refreshments served.

The Art of Food, Thursday, June 7, 1 to 2:30 p.m. The Dessert Plate.  Learn how to decorate a plate with different sauce patterns, carve a strawberry blossom, pipe a star filling, and make roses out of chocolate clay.  By the end, you will have a beautiful plate to eat, and fun and easy ideas to wow your family. These techniques are easy to learn, simple to do, and look good.  Preregistration is required at the library. Please bring a sharp paring knife.  Donations will be accepted toward future programs.

The Gleaning Project, Monday, June 11, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Learn about food insecurity and food loss on the farm, how these two problems can help to solve each other, and ways the Gleaning Project helps to address them. Find out how you can help.

Yarn Adventures, Tuesday, June 12, 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, June 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Book Club is a place to talk, read and have fun sharing reading experiences.  Upcoming book selections, for June: Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate, for July: Without Reservations, by Alice Steinbach, and for August: Killers of the Flower Moon, by David Grann.

Second Wednesday Movie Afternoon: O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Wednesday, June 13, 2 to 4 p.m. In the deep south during the 1930s, three chain gang members break out of prison to find some buried loot to regain it, before it can be forever lost in a flood. Their different personalities, and many obstacles along the way make this movie a comic misadventure. Snacks and drinks will be offered.

Summer Reading Kick-off Concert, Thursday, June 14, 10 a.m. at CAMS South. Jay Sand: All Around This World, a great interactive global music and cultures program. Sing and Dance to magnificent multilingual songs. Free and open to the public.

Programs for Summer Learning Quest, Library Rocks,  begin on June 18.  Signup is June 1.  Mondays are for 6 to 10 year olds, Tuesdays are for 8 to 14 year olds, Wednesdays are for 3 to 6 year olds, and Fridays are for Birth to 5 year olds.  All programs start at 10 a.m. you must sign up for the programs you will be attending.

Arts Express will run on Fridays from June 22 to July 27, excluding July 6, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The programs will feature a different expression of the arts each week, music, art, dance, etc.  You must preregister in the library. Signup begins on June 1.

Teen Movie Night: Maze Runner, The Death Cure, Thursday, June 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Thomas leads the Gladers on their final mission. They must break into the legendary Last City, which turns out to be the deadliest maze of all.  This is an intense epic conclusion to the series based on James Dashner’s novel.  Snacks and drinks will be offered.  Free and open to the public.

Monday Movie Madness: The Black Panther, Monday, June 18, 6 to 8 p.m.  When young King T’Challa is draw into a conflict with an old foe, his homeland and the entire world is at risk.  He must release the Black Panther’s full power to save them.  Rated PG -13. You may bring your own snacks.

Summer Reading Movies begin on Tuesday, June 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The movies will run through July 31st. June 19th, Beauty & The Beast, June 26th, The Little Mermaid, July 3rd, Lilo & Stitch, July 10th, We’re Back, July 17th, Anastasia, July 31st, Coco. Bring your friends.

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 May: Art in various media by Sylvia Troust.




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.

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