From Our Youth Librarian!

Mission: Reach for the Stars through Your Summer Reading!

Color-Your-Own-Bookmark example

There's still time to join our mission by starting your very own summer reading challenge! Drop in to pick up a mission log and get started -- the challenge ends August 24!

Mission details: Every time you reach your age's reading goal, visit a new star on your mission log! Each time you finish visiting all the stars on two new constellations, come into the library to get a limited edition color-your-own bookmark! If you visit every star by August 24, you'll earn a free book from our bookstore AND a "Universe of Stories" bag.

Logs available for children ages 0-4; 5-9; and 10-12.

We Love the Night (Wild)Life!

Briar Bush presenter introducing a screech owl

On Wednesday, July 31, Briar Bush Nature Center came to celebrate our FINAL Family Fun Night of the Summer! We learned all about nocturnal animals AND made two of our Dream Jar Wishes come true: have animals come in the library and for kids to have a great time!

Dream Jar Wishes: For animals to come in the library and for kids to have a good time

It Takes Two to Make a Thing Go Right... It Takes Space to Make It Out of Sight!

Children enjoying musical performance by Two of a Kind

Mission log: Wednesday, July 24. An interactive musical duo known as Two of a Kind visit the Jenkintown Library. Their performance includes songs about space, reading, and books. The kids sing along, dance, and laugh -- they appear to love it. Mission accomplished.


Rocket ship

One Small Step for Man... One Giant Leap for Jenkintown Library!

Child with space helmet and gloves on

On Wednesday, July 10, a group of budding, young astronauts decided to boldly go where... well, where many of them had gone before: the Jenkintown Library!

The mission? Follow in the footsteps of Swedish-American astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang through a night of astronaut training offered by the American Swedish Historical Museum! We even put our training to the test with our very own mission to the moon. 

Did you miss the chance to blast off to the moon with the American Swedish Historical Museum? Don't worry: you can still launch your very own interstellar mission by completing our summer reading challenge! The challenge ends August 24. Pick up a mission log at the library and reach for the stars!

Mission Accomplished: A Successful Blast Off Into Summer Reading

Children making spaceship crafts at Jenkintown Library's ice cream sundae party

On Wednesday, June 26, Jenkintown Library successfully completed its mission to blast off into summer reading with an ice cream sundae party!

We got prepared to shoot for the stars with our summer reading challenge by reading Mousetronaut by real-life astronaut Mark Kelly and even made some out of this world crafts featuring aliens, spaceships, and rockets (oh my!).

If you missed out, don't worry: you can still join the fun! Pick up a mission log from the library and join our expedition to the far reaches of space -- and literacy -- by completing our stellar summer reading challenge! The challenge ends August 24.

Children's Reading Room

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