Welcome to Your Jenkintown Library
Set in the historic Jenkins' Town Lyceum Building, Jenkintown Library is a community nonprofit that combines modern amenities, a beautiful historic building, and a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Our friendly staff invites you to take advantage of our wide range of services and programs, our extensive traditional and eLibrary collections, and a welcoming environment where you can relax on your own or meet up with old friends and new.
Nina Meister, Library Director
Ted Schneider, Collections Coordinator
Kathleen Depman, Circulation
Rose Rappaport, Circulation
Janice Siciliano, Passport Acceptance Agent
Andrew White, Communications Coordinator
The Jenkintown Library enriches lives by educating, entertaining, connecting, and creating community.
The Jenkintown Library is the community hub for readers, learners, doers, and dreamers.
The Jenkintown Library will accomplish our Mission and Vision by:
Being an inclusive and welcoming place for our community.
Being actively engaged in the life of the community.
Employing a friendly, resourceful, and respectful staff.
Being good stewards of the Jenkintown Library’s financial and material resources.
Ensuring ready, equal, and equitable access to Library materials and resources.
Anticipating and responding to change.
Protecting the confidentiality of Library patron records.
Championing everyone’s right to intellectual freedom.
The Jenkintown Library was organized in 1803, the year philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson was born, and chartered in 1805, the year Apache leader Cochise and composer Fanny Mendelssohn were born.