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. 

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! 


Latest News

Solving Computer Problems with Joel

Starting in August, every Thursday the Jenkintown Library will be hosting computer whiz, Joel, to assist you with your computer quandaries. He is here to help with whatever frustrating technology issue might arise: from uploading photos to your laptop to greater ease with accessing your McLinc account. Make sure to call the circulation desk at 215-884-0593 to sign up for one of his three available timeslots: 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 1:00 PM.  

computer solutions from Joel


Register for College Essay Bootcamp for Teens & Surviving the Application Process for Parents

Jenkintown Library is working in partnership with Abington Library to bring you this helpful event, held over two days. On Wednesday, July 14th from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, the teen event for grades 10 and 11 will take place virtually, and on July 15th from 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm the Surviving the Application Process event for parents will be held.

Get started early on your college application essay with expert advice from writing coach Linda George. Discover tips for writing a resume and learn pointers for creating concise, original, and insightful essays that impress admission counselors. These workshops are offered to teens and parents separately.

Linda George is an award-winning writer with more than 25 years of experience as a high school and college English instructor — specializes in coaching high school, college, and adult students with writing skills. She also conducts numerous seminars and workshops at colleges and adult schools in the Philadelphia area. 

Registration for these events is separate and filling up quickly. To register for the College Essay Bootcamp for Teens on July 14th, you can register online, by email, or by calling the Information Desk at 215-885-5180 x113. 

College bootcamp

To register for the Surviving the Application Process on July 15th for parents, you can register online, by email, or by calling the Information Desk at 215-885-5180 x113. 

surviving the application process

Instructions for joining the Zoom Meeting for this event will be provided upon registration

The library will be closed on July 5th in observation of Independence Day

The library will be closed on July 5th in observation of Independence Day. Make sure to stop into the library before the long weekend and pick out your newest summer reads. 

off on July 5th


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.

Pride for Kids Storytime Series

Register: here

Be an Engineer with GSK Science in the Summer™

Be an Engineer at home this summer!

Be an engineer with GSK in the 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!