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?

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

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What's Happening @ Grove

Quilt Raffle to Support Grove Family Library. Chambersburg Quilt Guild has made a beautiful 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. A color picture of the quilt is at the library, and the quilt will be on display here in June.  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.  Our deadline is June 15, however, they are on a first-come, first-served basis.  The cost is $100 and is considered a tax-deductible gift, according to IRS regulations.  Please contact the library for more information.

All through May, Grove presents our Salute to the Military. All month long, our community room features the Honor Wall of veterans who have served, both past and present. Operation Veterans’ Hope and Healing Waters will have special displays. Purple Hearts, ribbons, many reminiscences, artifacts, come see them all. Programs to honor military service will be conducted all through May.

Summer Reading Signup Begins 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.  If you read the most books, you can win a Kindle Fire! We thank Future Hearing and the Franklin County Library System, along with our many other sponsors.

Crocheted Skinny Scalloped Patriotic Scarf Class, Tuesday, May 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. Contact the library to register and to see what supplies will be needed.

The Present Meets the Past, Wednesday, May 24, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Lydia Story, a 9th grader at Shalom Christian Academy, will present “Women of World War II”. Ninety-three-year-old WW II veteran Dave Demichei will discuss his service in the military.

“A Visit from General Joshua L. Chamberlain,” Thursday, May 25, 2 p.m. The Reverend Bob Macfalane will do a presentation in full Union uniform to the Franklin County Historical Society, but the meeting is open to the public.  General Chamberlain was a hero at Little Round Top, during the battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

Author Tour, Superreader Floyd Stokes, Thursday, May 25, 6 p.m. Floyd has written children’s books with author Mike Sgringnoli. We are celebrating Floyd’s, Mike’s and every child’s birthday with a cake. Free Dutch Wonderland tickets for the first fifty children who attend the program.

READ THAT! Teen Book Club, Thursday, May 25, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Book Club is a place to talk, read, and have fun sharing reading experiences.  Snacks will be provided.

Patriotic Sculpey Pen Class, Tuesday, May 30, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Wall of Fallen Heroes, Wednesday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to noon. This wall contains the names of those soldiers from the mid-Atlantic states who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Cup of Joe, Wednesday, May 31st, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Join us for a 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 US military, please consider sharing your experiences at this program.

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 working toward becoming 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. We have achieved Silver Star status already, and we are going for the gold!

Gallery for May: Pastels by the students of Laurie McKelvie.




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)