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

Toys for Tots Campaign, running now at Grove Family Library. Please donate new unwrapped toys only. Make a child’s Christmas bright!

Friends of Grove Family Library Raffle: 50/50 or An Amazon Fire Tablet! The raffle began on Saturday, October 29 during the Friends’ Fall Festival, and the winners will be drawn at the Friends Christmas Party on Saturday, December 10.  Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00, and can be purchased at Grove’s circulation desk or from any member of the Friends of Grove Library.  Buy some tickets, win half the proceeds or a 7″ display Amazon Fire! Proceeds support Grove Library.

Design Your Own Silk Scarf, Coyle Building Fundraiser, Saturday, December 3, or Thursday, December 8, or Wednesday evening, December 14. Color a silk scarf to complement your wardrobe.  No drawing or artistic experience required – these are EASY! Proceeds benefit Coyle Free Library’s Building Fund. Please preregister in the library.  Cost: $20.00 for one scarf, or 2 for $30.00. Makes a wonderful Christmas gift!

8th Annual Gingerbread House Contest, Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. to noon. Create a Gingerbread House! We provide all the supplies. The houses will be on display in the library for patrons to vote for their favorite one.  The top three winners will win a gift card drawn on Friday, december 9.  This contest is for children ages 14 and younger.  Please preregister in the library since space is limited.  Free and open to the public.

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

First Wednesday: A Colonial Tea, 2 to 4 p.m. This program is currently full, but we are taking names for the waiting list in the event of cancellations.

Teen Movie: Star Trek Beyond, Thursday, December 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise encounter an alien warrior race when marooned on a distant planet after the destruction of their spaceship in this thrilling sequel. A great adventure! Popcorn and drinks are included.

Holiday Party, sponsored by the Friends of Grove Family Library, Saturday, December 10, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Take Your Photo With Santa! Join us for Christmas stories and a holiday craft.  Enjoy Christmas cookies and a drink.  Santa will be here too, bringing a Christmas present for each child! Warm wishes for the holiday season. Free and open to the public.

Adventures in Crocheting, Tuesday, December 13, 1 to 3 p.m. 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.  Please bring a size G crochet hook and a skein of yarn if you are just beginning.  Open to preteens, teens and adults.

Booksigning, Trail of Terror, Wednesday, December 14, from 12 to 2 p.m. Join author Kenneth L. Peiffer, Jr. and Peggy Ann Bradnick for a discussion of her kidnapping and the subsequent two year crime spree in the Shade Gap area from 1966 to 1968.  Book will be available for purchase, for 32.50 plus tax.

Second Wednesday Movie Afternoon: The Woman in Gold, Wednesday, December 14, 2 to 4 p.m. Maria Altmann (played by Helen Mirren) is a Jewish refugee who takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family nearly fifty years after it was stolen by the Nazis. Based on a true story. Light refreshments offered.  Bring your friends!

Color and Chocolate for Adults and Teens, Monday, December 19, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Join us for a relaxing time coloring with intriguing and graceful designs.  Designs and coloring supplies provided by the library.  Enjoy a beverage while you color.

Game Day, Thursday, December 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. And Game Night, from 6 to 8 p.m.  Play a variety of games with your friends!  The more, the merrier.

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.

November gallery: Fantastic works in pastel by Dee Henry and Linda Mosemann.



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)