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!

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Franklin County Library System SummerQuest 2018

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

Beeswax Candle Dipping Class, Thursday, August 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.  Preregistration is required.  All materials and supplies will be furnished, and no experience is necessary.  Donations will be accepted to help defray costs. Part of the Franklin-Fulton READS program, Life in Appalachia.  For further information, see

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 $125.00, second, $75.00, and third, $50.00. Please fill out registration and waiver forms, available at the library. There is a ten dollar non-refundable registration fee to participate.

YARD SALE! through Saturday, August 25, during library hours.  A large variety of exquisite, unusual, sought-after, and common but useful items will be available for purchase.  Any proceeds help to support the programs and services of Grove Library.

Programs that Return this Fall: Chair Yoga, Bracelets for Boxes, Color and Chocolate, Coffee with a Cop, Block Party/LEGO Play, and Come Read to A Dog.

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.

Movie: October Sky, Thursday, August 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. Part of our Franklin Fulton Reads series, featuring Life in Appalachia.  Homer Hickman, a West Virginia Coal Miner’s son, was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry, against his father’s wishes.  Rated PG, this biographical film was released in 1999.

September is Library Card Signup Month. The American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.

StoryWalk at Norlo Park, Tuesday, September 4 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. OR Friday, September 7, 10 to 11 a.m.  We will walk the park and read the featured story, That Book Woman, by Heather Hanson.  Please meet at the first pavilion at the park. This program takes the place of our regular storytime. Please note that the regular storytime hour will begin at 10 a.m. in the fall.

Come Read to a Dog, Tuesday, September 4, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Our Kindly Canines therapy dogs return by popular demand.  We have big dogs, little dogs, all kinds of dogs waiting to read a book with your child.  Children who are too young to read may have an adult come and read to them.

First Wednesday Program, Appalachian Tea, Wednesday, September 5, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Join us as we share tales, music, and food of southern Appalachia.  This program is free, but we will accept donations that day to help defray costs of the program.  Registration is required, space is limited. Sign up now, as these teas are very popular!

Penn National Photo Club, Thursday, September 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. We discuss photos that members have taken, and have speakers, videos and workshops to expand our knowledge.  Photographers from beginners to advanced are welcome.  Open to the public.  Free.

Block Party/ LEGO Play, Saturday, September 8 from 10 to 11 a.m. or Monday, September 10 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. For ages 3 to 12, accompanied by a parent.

Chair Yoga, Mondays, September 10, 17 and 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. Learn the basics of Vinyasa Yoga class, where you’ll gain strength, flexibility, and improve your balance. There are a few standing postures and we finish on the mat but this class is perfect for beginners and anyone who wants to move at a slower pace to avoid injury. Class is taught by Christi Willingham, RYT-200, with gratitude, compassion and humor.  Class fee is on a donation basis.

Souper Monday, Monday, September 10, 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. September’s soup will be Balsamic Beef.

Beaded Bracelets for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes, Monday, September 10 from 1 to 3 p.m.  Create beautiful beaded bracelets that will be put into Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  All supplies will be provided and no prior experience is required.  Free.  Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization that ships boxes filled with toys, hygiene items and school supplies to needy children.

Yarn Adventures, Tuesday, September 11, 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, September 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Book Club is a place to talk, read and have fun sharing reading experiences. September’s Book is The Pecan Man, by Cassie Dandridge Selleck, and October features Love and Ruin by Paula McLain.

Second Wednesday Movie Afternoon: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Wednesday, September 12, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Filmmaker Morgan Neville examines the life and legacy of Fred Rogers, the beloved host of the popular children’s TV show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Light refreshments offered.

Teen Movie Night: Ready Player One, Thursday, September 13, 6 to 8 p.m. When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video which challenges all the OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which would give the finder his fortune. This film is based on Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel, and is directed by Steven Spielberg.  Snacks and drinks will be offered.  Open to the public.

Pajama Day: Book Reading by Local Author, Movie, and Lunch, Saturday, September 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wear your favorite P J’s and Join us for a reading from The Odessa Chronicles: A Collection of Stories for Children of All Ages by local author Carolyn Shelton.  Then watch the movie Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.  After the movie, have a hot dog, chips and a drink for lunch.  Fun family program.

Monday Movie Madness: Avengers: Infinity War, Monday, September 17, 6 to 8:30 p.m. The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts and end to the universe. An intense, shocking and emotional superhero movie.  You may bring your own snacks.  Free and open to the public.

Food Art: The Art of the Salad, Tuesday, September 18, 1 to 2 p.m. Learn new ways to present a salad you’ve never heard of! Caesar in Parmesan Cups, Stack a Cobb, create a garden salad appetizer, and carve a tomato rose.  We will have the salads we created for lunch.  Program is free, but donations are gratefully accepted towards the costs of future programs.  Please bring a sharp paring knife and an empty soup can. Please sign up in the library.

Pickin’ Party, Tuesday, September 18, 5 to 8 p.m.  Bring an instrument and join the fun, or just come to hear the glorious collaboration concert! Bluegrass, old time, Celtic, Cajun and fiddle music. All are welcome. Light refreshments served.

Fun, Fitness and Photo Walk, Thursday, September 20, 9:30 a.m.  Location to be determined.  Please check with the library for walk location.  Easy walk.  For fun, bring a camera or phone and join in the nature photo challenge. Healthy refreshments will be served tailgate style after the walk.  The Photos will be shared Tuesday, September 25, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.  Free and open to everyone.

STEM, Monday, September 24, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Color and Chocolate for Adults and Teens, Monday, September 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  Join us for some relaxing coloring time with intriguing and graceful designs.  Supplies are furnished.

Coffee with a Cop: Internet Safety, Tuesday, September 25, 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 of internet safety.  LIght refreshments will be served.

Second Leaf: Books for the price of a donation to support the programs and services of each library. Paperback Palooza returns for August. Look for different genres of interest every month.  The list of upcoming books we will be featuring is posted above the display.

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 August: art in many different media by Jean Harshman.




POWER Library

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  • Newspaper Source
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and various resources for school projects.

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