Urgent Notice: Franklin County Library System libraries are now CLOSED for Monday, October 30. Heavy rains are due to arrive early this morning, followed soon by the winds If we receive a direct hit from the storm, there is a likelihood the libraries may also be closed on Tuesday. Please check ahead by phone before venturing out into the storm to visit a library. Please stay safe.
Bookmobile and book buggy runs are also cancelled for Monday and Tuesday.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Part Time Opening -- August 16:
Preschool Bookmobile Assistant – Ability to drive 30 ft. bookmobile. Experience working with preschoolers and teachers. Must lift 40 lb. totes and use library computer system. HS diploma required. Day shifts 18 hours/week. $7.50 - $8/hour. Send resume to: Human Resources, Franklin County Library System, 101 Ragged Edge Road South, Chambersburg, PA 17202
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
Detrich-Brechbill American Legion Post 612 donated $1000 to the 2012 summer reading program “Dream Big Read” at St. Thomas Library.
Pictured in photo: Deanna Leach, Branch Manager, St. Thomas Library; Terry Fuller & Robert Zullinger from Detrich-Brechbill American Legion Post 612; Bernice Crouse, Executive Director, Franklin County Library System.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Due to the severe weather forecast the library will NOT have a stand at Chambersburg 1st Friday event tonight, June 1. Rain and wind does not work well with books, papers and our planned children's crafts. Hope to see you at Healthy Communities Partnership Drug-Free Summer Kick-Off event in Waters Park on June 11, beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
House #1) The Sheep Home 862 Philadelphia Avenue
House #3) Bowers Home 169 Tobin Drive
This Maple Run duplex, owned by the Bowers sits on a large lot and has a sunroom. Home highlights include international décor and a basement with a surprise: a magic show!
House #4) The Smith Home 1055 Lincoln Way East
The home of Rick and Joan Smith also houses two businesses: the Inside Out salon and the Hot Java coffee shop. Since purchasing the home in 2002, much remodeling and landscaping has transformed the property. The home’s garden offers a delightful atmosphere to enjoy outdoor live music offered over the summer.
House #5) The O’Connor Home 523 Guilford Avenue
The O’Connor Home is over 100 years old and was originally built by George Geyer Sr., who owned Geyer Lumber. He and his wife lived in the house for 70 years. The home has also been previously owned by Chambersburg mayor Pete and his wife Kay Lagiovane. This classic Americana “farm” style house has a large country kitchen, a winter garden, and an extensive collection of art and books.
House #6) The Diller Home 3674 Pampas Circle
The Diller home, off Falling Spring Road, was built on 3.5 acres. Views from the home capture a panoramic view of the countryside. Of special interest is the home’s large foyer and cozy family room.
Posted by Bernice Crouse, Franklin County Library System at 8:55 AM
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Conococheague Players, Lincoln Highway Association. Franklin County LEARN and Healthy Communities partners, schools, and libraries are developing activities for families with children of all ages. Additional featured books include Richard Paul Evans' series "The Walk" (now 3 titles long), nonfiction books about Lincoln Highway, the Appalachian Trail, and Forbes Road, Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer for teens, Country Crossing by Jim Ayelsworth and many other great titles for children.
http://www.chambersburgreads.org/ to learn more as the plans develop.
http://www.chambersburgreads.org/ to learn more as the plans develop.
Posted by Bernice Crouse, Franklin County Library System at 7:49 AM
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
May 17 Fulton County Library Phone: 485-5327
Individual Computer Sessions. 11 am – 7 pm
Individualized 45 minute session with a reference librarian. Potential topics for training are help with e-readers, social networking, online job application assistance, basic computer skills, uploading picture and more. Participants may bring their own portable devices such as laptops and e-reader devices.
May 21 Grove Family Library, Chambersburg Phone: 264-9663
Basic Computer 3-4 pm
E-Book 4-5 pm
Please bring devices and cords
Internet Basics 5-6 pm
Email Basics 6-7 pm
Participants need to bring email addresses and passwords
May 22 Coyle Free Library, Chambersburg Phone: 263-1054
Computer Basics 10-11 am
May 22 Besore Memorial Library, Greencastle Phone: 597-7920
Individual Computer Sessions 11 am -7 pm
May 23 Alexander Hamilton Memorial Library, Waynesboro Phone: 762-3335
Individual Computer Sessions 11am -7 pm
May 24 Coyle Free Library, Chambersburg Phone: 263-1054
Internet Basics / Email 5-6 pm
May 30 Blue Ridge Summit Library Phone: 794-2240
Individual Computer Sessions 3-8 pm
Please sign up for computer sessions at the branch library holding the class. For more information contact your branch library or firstname.lastname@example.org 717-263-1054 ext. 205.
Posted by Bernice Crouse, Franklin County Library System at 5:36 AM
Friday, May 4, 2012
Coyle Free Library and its book club welcome Peter Troy as he presents his debut novel May the Road Rise Up To Meet You at Coyle Free Library at Main Street in Chambersburg on May 15, at 6 pm. Troy will be joining the Coyle Free Library Book Club to read an excerpt from his book and to discuss the novel.
May the Road Rise Up to Meet You was published in February 2012 by Doubleday. The novel is a passionate and deeply absorbing American epic told from four distinct perspectives, two immigrants and two slaves, amidst the backdrop of the Irish Famine, the Abolitionist Movement and the Civil War. There are several scenes in the novel pertinent to Chambersburg and the surrounding area.
Peter Troy is a former journalist and high school history teacher. He lives in New York State where he is currently at work on the second book in a trilogy that will span one hundred sixty years of American history when it is completed.
More information about the book can be found at http://www.maytheroadriseuptomeetyou.com/. Copies of the book can be purchased at Coyle Free Library for $16.00 before and during the event. The author visit is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact Lisa Brown, Circulation Manager, Coyle Free Library at (717) 263-1054 or email her at email@example.com.
Posted by Bernice Crouse, Franklin County Library System at 6:08 AM
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
On Friday, April 27th, Grover’s Den officially opened at Grove Family Library on Ragged Edge Road in Chambersburg. In attendance at the grand opening for the ribbon cutting was Representative Rob Kauffman, several of the Grover’s Den planning committee volunteers, and staff.
Grover’s Den is a comfortable area within the library designated for those over the age of 55 to sit down, relax, sip coffee, read large print books, meet new people, research subjects of special interest on a large screen monitor.
In conjunction with the Den, several programs have been implemented geared toward seniors.
May 15th 10 -11 am Nutrition & Diet
June 6th 2 pm Floral Design (First Wednesdays program)
June 13th 10 am Jazzercise
For a complete list of programs stop by Grove Family Library and pick up a Grover’s Den brochure.
Grover’s Den is partially funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.
For more information, please contact Joan Peiffer, Director Grove Family Library, at 717-264-9663 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Bernice Crouse, Franklin County Library System at 9:07 AM