Jenkintown Library

Children's Programs

Preschool Story Hour

Mondays in January and February, join us for our new Preschool Story Hour! Doris Heise will share stories, finger play, movement and blocks. We will meet in the Community Room 10:00-11:00 AM from January 8 to February 26. Come have some fun! (Parents must accompany children.)

Imagine! Build!

This program will be rescheduled at a later date.

Imagine a small scale space in your mind, picture what that image looks like and let’s make it using everyday household items! Build a room, a house, a cave, a space station, a construction site, a tree house, a fairy house…

The program is for for students in grades 3 through 7. We will meet from 11:00 AM to noon January 6, 13, 27 – three Saturday sessions. Come to all or any you can attend:

Session 1 – imagine/ design
Session 2 – share/ create
Session 3 – build/display

Registration is required, and space is limited to 12 participants. Please stop by the library or phone (215) 884-0593.

Rummage through your pantry and cabinets, garage and sheds. Bring your leftover crafts, ribbons, fabrics, boxes and bows, old socks, t-shirts, buttons and quilting pins. Bring your glue, packing tape, duct tape, double stick Velcro, wire. Bring your old school supplies including rulers and hole punchers. BRING IT ALL! And let’s see what we can create with your imagination!

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

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
February 1 – March 22

Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes. Desirable class size: 3-12 individuals. Single or private lessons are not available at this location.

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


Fun for the Whole Family

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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