Regretfully, the Plein Air program has been canceled. If you are interested in participating in a similar program next year, please contact the library. The program will be similar to that described below.
Calling on all 2-D artists to create a plein air painting of the Jenkintown Library (plein air = in the open air or the act of painting outdoors). Spend the summer painting at your leisure. Choose your favorite work and we will display it at our exhibit. Independent judges will choose three works to be used on a series of cards to be sold at the Jenkintown Library for fundraising. One work will be chosen by popular vote to be included in the card series.
The Jenkintown Library Book Club has been temporarily suspended. If any patron has interest in restarting the Club, please contact the library's Director at (215) 884-0593.
Join us for the second annual houseplant exchange on Thursday, September 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM and Friday, September 19 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Bring in your extra houseplants or cuttings to either exchange or just leave (pun intended) for others. If you don’t have houseplants to exchange and just need something, come in to see what is available.
The exchange will be in the community room at Jenkintown Library, 460 York Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046. Please call (215) 884-0593 with questions or for further information.
Cultural Passes and Tickets
Come in and check out a pass or pick up tickets to a great historical or cultural place, museum, or public garden. If you have a Montgomery County library card, you can check out a pass to Morris Arboretum, the Academy of Natural Sciences or the Woodmere Art Museum, or pick up tickets for Cliveden House.
The Morris Arboretum pass is good for 2 adults and 4 kids. The Academy of Natural Sciences pass admits 2 adults and 5 children. The Woodmere Art Museum pass is for a single household. Each pass circulates for 3 days. Six tickets per library card holder are available for Cliveden House.
A select number of complimentary tickets are also available to other local area attractions.
Community Seed Exchange
Jenkintown Library's Community Seed Exchange is offering free seed packets to any library card holder in Montgomery County. Choose from a variety of flowers and vegetables (10 free packets per library card holder). After your harvest, save some of the seeds and return them to the library for someone else to use.
Jenkintown Library is an official passport facility, accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. Conveniently located, the library is close to public transportation and has a large public parking lot at the rear of the building. Day, evening and weekend hours are available by appointment.
Please call the library to speak to a passport agent and to schedule your appointment, (215) 884-0593.
Jenkintown Library does not do passport photos.
Visit the State Department’s official website for application forms, information on required documentation, fees and international travel information.
Jenkintown Library is collecting canned goods and cereal for the Jenkintown United Methodist Church Food Cupboard, which feeds between 60-80 local families per week. Please help by placing your non-perishable food donation in the boxes located inside the front and back doors of the Jenkintown Library.
Items need most:
Canned meals (beef stew, chili, etc.)
Thank you for helping your neighbors.