Jenkintown Library

Children's Programs

Valentine Story & Craft Time

Join us on Friday, February 13 from 4:00 to 4:45 PM for stories and a Valentine craft. Open to kids in kindergarten through 6th grade. Spaces are limited, so please register at the library or by calling (215) 884-0593.

Club 306

Club 306 is a useful place for parents and other favorite adults helping new young readers. Please see the program page for more information.


Adult and Teen Programs

Knit a Scarf for Your Sweetheart (or Yourself)

Join us for this 4 session knitting class on Saturdays, January 24, 31 and February 7 and 14 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM. This class is designed for both beginning knitters and those who have never knitted before. It is open to teens (age 12 and up) and adults. Spaces are limited, so please register at the Jenkintown Library or by calling (215) 884-0593. You need to bring a pair of size 8 or 9 needles and a skein of acrylic yarn of your color choice. Our instructor Vera has had many years of teaching knitting and is a very patient teacher.

Jenkintown’s 2015 Red Carpet Gala

Please join the Jenkintown Library and the Hiway Theater for Jenkintown's 2015 Red Carpet Gala on Sunday, February 22. This black tie evening will bring glamour, fun, food and the Hollywood Awards! Walk the Red Carpet, pose for photos, enter the raffle based on your pick of award winners to win a fabulous Swag Bag and watch "The Show" at 8:30 live from the Hiway. All proceeds will raise funds for the Jenkintown Library’s Raise for the Roof campaign. Tickets go on sale the second week of January, and may be purchased at the Library Circulation Desk, the Hiway Theater Box Office, and online. For the most up-to-date information about both the event and event-related promotions by our Business Sponsors, please visit our Facebook page.

Date: February 22, 2015
Time: 7:30 PM – 12:30 AM
Location: The Hiway Theater, 212 Old York Road, Jenkintown, PA
Ticket price: $75 each, or $125 per couple

Partners Massage for Healing and Relaxation

Join us on Thursday, February 26 at 7:30 PM with your partner, best friend, sister, brother, spouse or co-worker to learn to give and receive the powerful healing touch of massage. Jennifer Merritt, C.M.T. and owner of Merritt Massage and Yoga will discuss a variety of massage techniques and the best approaches to help each other relax. You will learn a 10 minute routine that you can do in a chair and everyone will give and receive a 10 minute massage. Space is limited to 10 couples so please register at the library or by calling (215) 884-0593.

Community Yoga with Elise Streckenbein

Join us for this all levels yoga class – no prior experience necessary! A portion of proceeds will benefit the Jenkintown Library's "Raise for the Roof" campaign. Classes will be held Tuesday nights, March 3 – April 21, from 7:30 – 8:30 PM. The cost is a $60 non-refundable registration fee per 8 week series, or $10 per drop-in class. Bring your own mat; water and a towel are optional. Space is limited, so please register as soon as possible. For more information on how to enroll, please call (215) 884-0593, visit the library, or contact Elise at

Jenkintown Book Club

The Jenkintown Library Book Club has been suspended. If any patron has interest in restarting the Club, please contact the library's Director at (215) 884-0593.


Fun for the Whole Family

Joe Becton Presents the Underground Railroad

History becomes alive on Saturday, February 28 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM when Joe Becton visits Jenkintown Library to present a program on the Underground Railroad. Through music, visuals and storytelling this interactive presentation brings to life compelling stories of enslaved Africans who escaped to and away from Philadelphia and of those who aided them in their search for freedom. This family oriented program sponsored by the JenkinsTown Lyceum is free and open to the public. Please call Jenkintown Library to register at (215) 884-0593.

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.


Passport Facility

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.


Food Bank

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.)
   Spaghetti sauce

Thank you for helping your neighbors.


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