From Our Youth Librarian

The Children's Room is Open!

The Children’s Room is once again open to our patrons. To ensure the safety of our families and our staff, the following procedures have been put in place:

  • Appointments are preferred.
  • No more than 5 people per visit, one of whom must be an adult.
  • Must all be members of the same household.
  • Visits are limited to 30 minutes.
  • Last appointment will be one hour before Library closing time.
  • Books taken off the shelf but not checked out are to be placed in boxes provided and quarantined.
  • Room will be cleaned by staff between visits.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you soon!

Enjoy the StoryWalk Organized by The Parenthood Village of East MontCo!

The Jenkintown Library is thrilled to support the StoryWalk organized by The Parenthood Village of East MontCo! Enjoy Airlie Anderson's picture book "Cat's Colors" by visiting participating businesses along the StoryWalk route (pictured below).

To complement this wonderful activity, our Youth Services Librarian has recorded a reading of the story here. We will also be offering Grab and Go craft kits each week of September to enhance the StoryWalk experience! Our first kit: Make your own Cat Ears! Collect colors with your feline friend as you walk through Jenkintown Borough. For each color you and cat find while reading "Cat's Colors" on your StoryWalk, add a 'dot' (colored sticker) to your headband just like cat does for her fur! All supplies included except glue and scissors.

We have a limited supply of kits available so you must register in advance to pick one up at the library. You can pick up a kit between now and Friday during the library's open hours. 

StoryWalk route


Community Story Hour + Community-Wide Scavenger Hunt

Our Community Story Hour continues! As a sneak peek to the story, along with a fun community-wide scavenger hunt, you can put a rabbit in your window or draw one with sidewalk chalk! Let’s show everyone that we are in this together. Tomorrow morning, during what would have been our usual Story Hour at the Jenkintown Library, we will send out the link. Be sure to sign up today to receive the link.


Community Story Hour + Scavenger Hunt: Rabbits


Join Us for a Virtual Performance by Two of a Kind

Although we are not able to offer our usual in-house performance with David & Jenny from Two of a Kind – we are excited to announce a virtual performance especially for Jenkintown Library patrons. Register here to receive the performance link on June 24th. Even better, you can enjoy the performance as many times as you would like, all summer long!

MusicMagic and DragonDances is Two of a Kind's special program for kids for the 2020 summer library theme: "Imagine Your Story" – featuring songs about fantasy, fairy tales, mythology, reading & books. We get everyone involved in the show through singing, movement, sign language, lyrics-on-the-spot, visual aspects and more!


Two of a Kind


Register Today for Our Summer Reading Challenge

Registration is now open for our Summer Reading Program!
See where reading will take you and join us as we embark on a journey filled with fantasy, adventure, and fun. The theme for the Summer Reading Program is Imagine Your Story and we will be adding new, relevant challenges all summer long. Click here to get started today.


Summer Reading Challenge Registration


Children's Reading Room

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