From Our Youth Librarian

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!  

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. 

Read around Jenkintown reading challenge


Two of a Kind presents: Tunes and Tails

Join us on June 23rd from 6:30-7:15 PM with Two of a Kind for a virtual LIVE family event. Come join the fun to usher in summer with songs and laughter! David and Jenny are ready to entertain!

flyer for tunes and tails

Two of a Kind (David and Jenny Heitler-Klevans) will present Tunes and Tails, an interactive children's concert featuring songs about animals and habitats with an environmental focus, as well as songs about reading books, including songs about books about animals. Two of a Kind gets everyone involved (whether presented in-person or virtually) through singing, movement, sign language, lyrics-on-the-spot, puppets and more!

Sign up with Linda at to receive the Zoom Link.

One Summer One Author: Jarrett J. Krosoczka

 Jarrett J. Krosoczka event

This One Summer One Author event shows how Jarrett J. Krosoczka went from a boy who loved drawing comics to a successful author. 

Date: Tuesday, June 29th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM 
Grades: 3-6 

In this live virtual Zoom event, New York Times-bestselling author Jarrett J. Krosoczka will show students how he brings his ideas from sketchbook to printed book, and the path he took to go from a kid who loved drawing to a bestselling author. This event is perfect for middle-grade students and will focus on the Lunch Lady graphic novels and Star Wars: Jedi Academy series. One Summer One Author is part of the Montgomery County Libraries Author event series and is totally free for attendees. 

Recommended for students entering grades 3-6 in the fall.

Registration is required. Register at

When registering, make sure to select Jenkintown Library as your home library when registering. Ten Jenkintown Library patrons will be randomly chosen to win a free copy of Lunch Lady!

Children's Reading Room

a colorful reading nook with hot air balloons painted on the wall