Jenkintown Library


Welcome to Jenkintown Library, a special place for Jenkintown residents. Offering a rich history of service and commitment, the library features a wealth of information and materials, best sellers, and up-to-date technology.

Silent Auction of Beautiful Books

From now through 4:00 PM December 19, come to the library to look at the gently used coffee table books, interesting art books, cookbooks and other items suitable for gift-giving or for treating yourself. Sign up at the desk with your contact information, and then write your bids in the notebook. Check back often to see if you need to raise your bid! High bidders will be notified December 19.

Holiday Raffle - Win Bread for a Year from Panera

For just $1, purchase a chance to win a loaf of bread every month for a year from Panera Bakery in Jenkintown. There are three prizes available, and each is worth $100. Buy your tickets at the circulation desk. Winners will be notified December 19.

Luminaries for Sale

Light up your walkway this holiday season with a luminary kit for $10. Each kit comes with sand, white paper bags and votive candles for 15 luminaries. You can pick one up at the Jenkintown tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 6 or at the library's front desk.

Donate to the Jenkintown Library

Raise_the_RoofIf little Miss Henny Penny, also known as Chicken Little, had visited the Jenkintown Library children's room in April 2014, we might have heard her cry out even more urgently: "THE SKY IS FALLING!"

And with good reason. Heavy rains caused the library's roof to leak and chunks of plaster to drop from the ceiling, forcing the library to close its beloved children's nook for a few days. Fortunately, Jenkintown Library had already been making plans to replace its aging roof.

For those who don't know the history, the library's main building was built by Jenkintown Lyceum in 1839--coincidentally at around the same time that "The Sky is Falling" was first published. Jenkintown Library later acquired the building and quickly became an important landmark and the valued educational and cultural institution that it is today.

The library's main roof is made from tin and is 102 years old, and the newer roof over the community room is 40 years old. Experts agree that both need to be replaced at an expected cost of $100,000. As an independent library, we rely on private donors and foundations to help fund this important project. We have already raised more than $32,000 in generous contributions, but we need your help to reach our goal. Won't you please join in the efforts to put a new roof on Jenkintown Library and keep the sky from falling? Gifts of cash or securities are welcome, and all donations are fully tax deductible.

Jenkintown Library accepts donations through PayPal, a safe and secure payment method. The PayPal website accepts credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover) and bank transfers. You do not need to set up a PayPal account to donate via PayPal. To donate to the Raise for the Roof campaign via PayPal, click on the button below. For alternate ways to make a donation, see the donation page.


Club 306 Is Accepting Registrations

Club 306 at Jenkintown Library is accepting applications beginning August 15 for Jenkintown Borough residents and August 22 for residents of Montgomery County for our 2014/2015 program. Club 306 is an early literacy program for children ages 4-8 and their favorite adult. For more information, please see the Club 306 page.

Online Resources - Cypress Resume and Zinio

Jenkintown Library has acquired Cypress Resume, an online tool that helps you effortlessly create a professional resume in just a few minutes. Its easy-to-use format assures you won’t spend hours trying to perfect your document — all the hard work is done for you. Simply plug in your basic information (as little or as much as you’d like), and Cypress Resume creates a perfectly formatted document to help you land that dream job. To get started, click the Cypress Resume button, below.

In addition, Jenkintown Library is pleased to announce the availability of Zinio for Libraries, the world’s largest newsstand. Through the library’s website, patrons have unlimited multi-user access to complete digital magazines, easily viewed on any Internet-enabled device. See the Zinio button, below, to set up your free account.


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Save the Date

Dec 6 Philly Pop, Rock, and R&B with James Rosin

Dec 13 Holiday Family Program

Dec 16 Tulip Time Cruise

Dec 17 Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance

Club 306

An interactive literacy program for parents and children ages 4-8. Registration for the 2014/2015 year has begun. For more information, see the Club 306 page.