Current Library Status
The Jenkintown Library is open! Fines will continue to be waived at this time. Please see COVID-19 FAQ page for more information.
Passports will be processed on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month by appointment only. Please call the library to make an appointment 215-884-0593.
Starting June 7, 2021, our bookstore will be open to the public! We look forward to seeing you.
Pride for Kids: Storytime Series with Jessica Carson
Join Jessica Carson and her dog Eddy for this Storytime event series every Wednesday morning starting at 10:00 AM. This Storytime event is geared toward children ages 5 -7 and is sponsored by Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, Inc. Jessica will be reading books celebrating diversity, identity, inclusion, and self-esteem.
Be an Engineer with GSK Science in the Summer™
Be an Engineer at home this summer!
This year, GSK's Science in the Summer™ is being offered virtually. This is a great opportunity for children to take on the roles of engineers and solve real-life problems through their online videos and at-home experiments. Children then join virtual research team meetings with Franklin Institute scientists and educators to share their results. Be an Engineer is designed for children ages 7-13 but is a wonderful time for the whole family and people of all ages to explore together at home!
In order to participate GSK suggests you watch their short introductory videos. Visit their Be an Engineer page to watch these videos, which help your family set up an at-home lab space and learn about the engineering projects.
After you watch the videos, it's time to have fun with the experiments! From June 14 – July 11 families can do at-home Be an Engineer activities using the activity guides, videos, and materials! All the program materials are freely accessible on the Be an Engineer page. Watch the videos, download the activity guides, gather the materials, and start your experiments in the safety of your home!
From July 12 – August 6, families can participate in one or more live virtual team meetings with Franklin Institute scientists and educators. Visit each engineer’s page for dates and times of team meetings and to sign up!
Reading Around Jenkintown: Reading Challenge
Join the Jenkintown Library for our Summer Reading Challenge. This is your chance to not only catch up on fun summer reads but win great prizes while you do it! Download your gameboard and color the squares for every 20 minutes of reading. If you finish the challenge, you'll get a FREE ice cream at the White Horse! Don't miss out on reading the latest and greatest this summer and getting sweet rewards while you do.
Saturday Hours: 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month
The Jenkintown Library will be opening up for Saturday hours on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. Make sure to stop by and pick up your next summer beach read!
Our Bookstore is Back Open!
Our bookstore will be open Monday and Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM, and Thursday and Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Hardback books and DVDs are $1.00 and paperbacks are .50¢