Get to Know Your Library: Did You Know...?

The Jenkintown Library has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979, and it's easy to see why: 

  • Our library entrance is formed from the outlines of the original one-room Lyceum building built in 1839!
  • There's a mile marker from Colonial times that still sits on our lawn; it's one of the only ones left along Old York Road!

Latest News


Donor Appreciation Celebration Postponed

Donor Celebration Postponed Books Baubles and Bagels still on

Unfortunately, the Donor Appreciation Celebration scheduled for today (11/16) at 6pm has been postponed due to inclement weather.

We will reschedule the event for Spring 2019, so keep a lookout for more information!

In the meantime, we hope you'll stop by for our Book Store Sale: Books, Baubles, and Bagels! The sale is still on today (11/16) and tomorrow (11/17) from 10am until 3pm!


Medicare Presentation Cancelled

Events happening at the library: Donor Appreciation Celebration 11/16 at 6pm and Book Store Sale 11/16 and 11/17 from 10am to 3pm

Unfortunately, the Medicare Presentation that we scheduled for today (11/15) from 2-3pm has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

However, we hope that you'll still join us at one of the other events we're hosting this week!

Tomorrow (11/16) we'll be hosting the Book Store Sale: Books, Baubles, and Bagels from 10am until 3pm and the Jenkintown Library Donor Appreciation Celebration at 6pm.

On Saturday (11/17), the book store sale is back in action from 10am-3pm. 


September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Get a library card and check out something incredible! September is library card sign-up month!

Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month with the Incredibles!

Visit your library.

Head to your library during September to see what's new and take part in the celebration. Do you have friends who don't have library cards? Invite them to the library.

Tell us why your library is incredible for a chance to win!

Libraries have and do amazing things—they give everyone a chance to explore their passions and become their best selves through media, resources, lifelong learning, and more. In honor of our 2018 Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chairs, the Incredibles, we want to know: what makes your library incredible?

Share your answer using text, photos, or a short video on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MyLibraryIsIncredible. Entries can also be posted directly to the I Love Libraries Facebook page. One randomly selected winner will receive a VISA gift card worth $100. 

Help spread the word.

Follow I Love Libraries on Facebook and Twitter and the hashtag #LibraryCardSignUp to join the celebration on social media.


The Barn & Blanket Players Presented The Truly True Story of the 3 Little Pigs

the cast of The Truly True Story of the 3 Little Pigs in costume

The Barn & Blanket theatre camp offered by Pulley & Buttonhole Theatre Company at Jenkintown Library closed with a performance of an original play created by the campers. Over 2 weeks, Siobhan Beauchamp, Violet Duffey, Tiernan Fitzpatrick, Niamh Montroy and Lilly Santee brainstormed the plot, made posters, and built set and costume pieces, assisted by Declan Beauchamp and Maggie Farr. Bridget Reilly Beauchamp, Artistic Director of PBTC, explains that the object of the camp is, “to show the kids that you don’t need fancy production values to make theatre—all you need is a space and a story.” Thank you to everyone who participated.

Pulley & Buttonhole Theatre Company is Jenkintown’s only year-round performing arts organization. Next up is a “pay what you will” performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at Abington Art Center on August 6-9. Their 2018-2019 season, "Outside US: Seeing the World through Global Eyes" opens with A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde in October. Season passes are available now. For more information, visit Pulley & Buttonhole