Jenkintown Library

Children's Programs

Community Read - The Tree Lady

Join us for the story of The Tree Lady and some fun activities on Tuesday, May 1 from 3:30-4:30 PM. This free program is open to children in grades K through 4. Registration is required, and space is limited. To register, please stop by the library or phone (215) 884-0593. The first 12 kids who register AND attend will receive a free pass for 4 people to Longwood Gardens. (Pass limited to 1 per family.)

Preschool Story Hour

This spring, join us as Preschool Story Hour continues! Doris Heise will share stories, finger play, movement and blocks. We will meet in the Community Room Mondays, 10:30-11:30 AM, from April 9 to May 21. Come have some fun! (Parents must accompany children.)

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

Book Discussion - Lab Girl

Join Jenkintown Library Wednesday, May 23, 7:00-8:30 PM, for a discussion of Lab Girl. Receive 4 passes to Longwood Gardens when you attend our meeting.

We welcome teens and adults to our discussion of this inspiring, entertaining New York Times Notable Book memoir.

Register at or at the circulation desk. (Book discussion group is limited to 12 people.) In order to encourage families and groups to join the fun, Longwood will donate 12 coupons for free admission (valid through September, 2018). Each coupon will admit up to four people.


Fun for the Whole Family

Best of the Best Children & Young Adult Books of 2017

Join us Thursday, May 17 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM when our librarians will share their favorite multiple award-winning K-12 books from 2017. It will be a night of fun, curriculum connections and a list of the Best of the Best!

7:00 – 8:00 PM Book talking
8:00 – 8:30 PM All books on display, browse and borrow, refreshments, conversation, door prizes

RSVP to Jenkintown Library at (215) 884-0593 or Diana Lamey ( to help us plan for handouts and refreshments.

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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