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. 24-26), and Christmas (Dec. 23-26)

Contact Us

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

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What's Happening @ Grove

Grove Family Library is working toward becoming a Silver 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 Bronze Star status already, we are working on the silver in each category, and you know that eventually we will go for the gold!

Coffee with a Cop, Tuesday, February 28, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Stop in to chat with troopers from the PA state police.  Ask questions about issues that concern you.  Meet and greet time will be followed by a discussion on drugs, including prescription and over the counter drugs, and addictions.  Coffee and sweets will be provided.

Crocheted Fingerless Mits, Tuesday, February 28, 3 to 5 p.m. Participants must be able to chain stitch, slip stitch, and double crochet stitch.  Contact the library to sign up for this class and for a list of materials that you will need. A sample is available to view at the library.

Fiddle de Tea, First Wednesday Program, Wednesday, March 1, 2 to 4 p.m. Musical entertainment by Dave and Alison Welch. This program is full, but we will take names for our waiting list, in case of cancellations.  The program is free but donations are greatly appreciated.

Author Presentation and Book Signing by Tom Gilmore, Monday, March 6, at 6:00 p.m. His newest book, The Fly Fisher’s Guide to Pennsylvania, is the first stream guide in twenty years.  This author has fished all 160 streams featured in the book, and has published several other books. Mr. Gilmore retired as the president and CEO of New Jersey Audubon in 2012. The book will be offered for sale. This program is sponsored by the Falling Springs Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Come Read to a Dog, presented by Kindly Canines, Tuesday, March 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Big dogs, little dogs, all kinds of dogs, just waiting to share a book with you!

Second Wednesday Movie Afternoon, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Wednesday, March 8, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Delightful lighthearted movie set in the roaring twenties, starring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore and Carol Channing. Light refreshments offered. Bring your friends….

Teen and Adult Movie Night, The Magnificent Seven, Thursday, March 9, 6 to 8 p.m. Seven gunmen in the Old West gradually come together to help a poor village survive against savage thieves. This western stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke. Free popcorn and drinks.

Block Party / LEGO Play, Saturday, March 11, 10 to 11 a.m. OR Monday, March 13, 4 to 5 p.m.  To appeal to a broader age and interests, we have absorbed our popular LEGO play into a general block party, which includes blocks of many kinds in addition to LEGOs.  Designed for children ages 3 to 12, and the whole family, including children with disabilities, is welcome to join the fun.

Adventures in Crocheting, Tuesday, March 14, from 1 to 3, or 4 to 6 p.m. Join us for a great time of learning and sharing.  All skill levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced.

Play! Read! Explore! (and Ask The Experts), Family Place events, five consecutive Tuesdays, from 10 to 11 a.m., from March 14 through April 11.  Attend one session, or all of them.  Parents, caregivers and children ages from birth to 5 attend together.  Chat informally with early childhood specialists, network with other parents, enjoy play centers with your children, and check out resources and free literature. Subjects include Learning Readiness, Getting the Support You Need, Social-Emotional Growth, Managing Picky Eaters, and Finding Reliable Health Information.

Coloring and Chocolate, Adult and Teen Coloring, Monday, March 27, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Join us for an evening of relaxing coloring time, with intriguing and graceful designs. Supplies provided by the 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. Join us.

Gallery for January and February: What God Hath Wrought, The Rhythms and Patterns of Life, photography by Karen Sourbier.  Wonderful images! Come see them!




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)