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.
Our new Passport hours for October are as follows: Wednesdays: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Fridays: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Friday the 15th: Special Hours: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, and Saturday the 9th and the 23rd: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. All passports are appointment only at this time. No walk-ins. Please call the library to make an appointment: 215-884-0593.
The library will be open on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, drop by and find your next favorite book! For now, the library will be closed on Thursdays until further notice.
New Director, New Direction!
2nd Annual #boointheboro
Celebrate the spooky season with the second annual #boointheboro. The Friends of the Jenkintown Library are celebrating the joys of Halloween with a house decorating competition. Dress your home in its Halloween finery and register today! Don't miss out on this fun opportunity to celebrate the season. Follow the link to RSVP.
Google Form link: here
Update for Book Donations
The library is currently accepting donations for the bookstore. Please see the following regarding what items we are accepting. Thank you!
Celebrating Banned Book Week
How have you been celebrating Banned Book Week? From September 26, 2021, to October 2, 2021, Banned Book Week investigates current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. This is a week where book lovers everywhere join together to celebrate freedom of ideas, freedom of expression, and our freedom to seek information.
There are only a few more days to celebrate Banned Book Week 2021. This year's theme from the American Library Association is "Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us." Learn more about the history of brave librarians who helmed the cause here and find out what the most challenged books of 2020 were here. And don't forget to visit the library to pick up a banned book to read!
Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association, www.ala.org
You have until September 18th for the Teen Summer Reading Challenge!
Are you scrambling to get your Teen Summer Reading Challenge submitted? Well, you have until this Saturday, September 18th, to submit your responses. When you're ready, fill out the Google Form, found: here
Review the guidelines for the Summer Reading Challenge below and make sure to fill out the form to win a prize and get recognized for your commitment to reading some great books this summer.