Jenkintown Library

Children's Programs

Club 306

Club 306 is an early literacy program for children ages 4-8 and their favorite adult. This program works best for beginning readers ages 4-6, or older readers ages 7-8 who need a little more help with developing reading skills. For more information, see the Club 306 page.


Adult and Teen Programs

Holiday Garlands

Join us on Saturday, December 2 at 2:00 PM as Ouliana Wiedemann shows us how to make these beautiful holiday garlands. Space is limited to 15 adult or teen participants, so please register at the library or by calling (215) 884-0593.

We will provide the paper but please bring your good paper cutting scissors.


Tai Chi with David

This gentle form of exercise improves health, reduces stress and helps maintain strength, flexibility, and balance. The instructor, David Saplansky has a Bachelor of Science in BA and a MEd. He studied Tai Chi under several teachers and is certified to teach Tai Chi for Fall Prevention and Arthritis.

Class schedule

Thursday mornings from 11:00 AM – noon:
November 16, 30
December 7, 14, 21
January 4, 11, 18, 25 (2018)

Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes.

Please email David to register for this program, or call (215) 884-0540 before 7:00 PM.


Fun for the Whole Family

Holiday Family Program

Join us Saturday, December 2 from 11:00 AM to noon to make and decorate gingerbread houses and share a story. Please bring a bag of hard candy to use and share. Other supplies will be furnished. Please register for this program by November 30 at the library or by calling (215) 884-0593.

Cultural Passes

Visit a great historical or cultural place, museum, or public garden for free! If you have a Montgomery County library card, you can check out a pass to the Morris Arboretum, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Woodmere Art Museum, the Independence Seaport Museum, the Elmwood Park Zoo, or Glencairn Museum.

The Morris Arboretum pass is good for 2 adults and 4 kids. The Academy of Natural Sciences pass admits 2 adults and 5 children. The Woodmere Art Museum and Pearl S. Buck House and Garden passes are for a single household. The Elmwood Park Zoo pass is good for 2 adults and 6 kids. The Glencairn Museum pass is for 6 people. Each pass circulates for 3 days. Passes may be checked out once every three months per household to an adult library card holder of Montgomery County.

Community Seed Exchange

Jenkintown Library Community Seed Exchange is now offering two free seed packets to any Montgomery County resident. Additional seed packets can be taken with a one to one exchange. For example: you bring in two seed packets. You may exchange one to one for the two seed packets and take an additional two packets for free. So the total would be four packets. Thank you Primex Garden Center in Glenside for donating seed packets to support this program.

If you have extra starter plants for the garden you would like to give away for free, please feel free to bring them in to the library.


Passport Acceptance Facility

Jenkintown Library is an official passport facility, accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. Conveniently located, the library is close to public transportation and has a large public parking lot at the rear of the building. For more information, please visit our Passport Acceptance Facility page.


Food Bank

Jenkintown Library is collecting canned goods and cereal for the Jenkintown United Methodist Church Food Cupboard, which feeds between 60-80 local families per week. Please help by placing your non-perishable food donation in the boxes located inside the front and back doors of the Jenkintown Library.

Items need most:
   Canned meals (beef stew, chili, etc.)
   Spaghetti sauce

Thank you for helping your neighbors.


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