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

One Book, One County - A Gentleman in Moscow

Join us Tuesday, May 22, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM in the library’s Community Room for a book discussion featuring A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

The novel opens with the Count being escorted back to the Metropol after he was sentenced to house arrest. Instead of being allowed to stay in the suite he had inhabited for nearly four years, the Count was moved to an attic room once used as servant’s quarters. The Count sought a purpose for his life and decided at first it was to provide for himself the pleasures of life.

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 jenkstaff@mclinc.org 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

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:
   Cereal
   Canned meals (beef stew, chili, etc.)
   Juice
   Spaghetti sauce

Thank you for helping your neighbors.

 

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