Jenkintown Library

Children's Programs

Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s Club

Children in grades K-2 will build stuff, run and jump, make music, and make a mess...It's a totally new kind of math club. This eight-session program takes place on Thursdays, October 16 & 30, November 6, 13 & 20, and December 4, 11, & 18, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Registration is required. Spaces are limited.

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

Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance

One-on-one enrollment assistance is available during the 2015 Health Insurance Open Enrollment Period*, by appointment. Call the library at (215) 884-0593 to schedule a time. 

Current available day and evening appointments are:
   For January 1 plan effective date:
        Wednesday, November 19
        Wednesday, December 17
   For February 1 plan effective date:
        Wednesday, January 21
More dates will be added, if needed.

The appointment will include an overview of the application for the Advanced Premium Tax Credit, choice of plans and prices, and completion of both of these applications on the marketplace website, or directly with an insurer if desired. There is no obligation to enroll. Services will be provided by an independent insurance broker. 

*Open Enrollment Period: The period of time during which individuals who are eligible to enroll in a Qualified Health Plan can enroll in or change a plan. For coverage starting in 2015, the Open Enrollment Period is November 15, 2014 - February 15, 2015.

Tulip Time on the Rhine and Mosel River Cruise

Relax and experience Spring on the Rhine and Mosel Rivers. Visit the Keukenhof Gardens at the peak of tulip season. See the countryside bloom while cruising on these two historic rivers through Switzerland, Germany, France, and Holland. Two nights accommodations in Lucerne, Switzerland are included. Tuesday, December 16, 7:30 – 8:30 PM, join Stephanie Phillips, C.T.C, owner of Globe Travel to learn about this unique trip. Call the library at (215) 884-0593 to sign up for this program.

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

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

Join us Saturday, December 6 at 2:00 PM, when Jenkintown Library presents James Rosin and his entertaining, informative, and nostalgic review of the golden years of rock ‘n’ roll, doo-wop, American Bandstand, and the R&B era of Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Thom Bell.

Please call (215) 884-0593 to register or for further information. Jim will be happy to autograph your copy of his book and will have a few for sale.

James Rosin is a native of Philadelphia and is also a television writer, playwright, actor, and documentary filmmaker.

Holiday Family Program

On Saturday, December 13 from 11:00 AM to noon, join us to make and decorate gingerbread houses and share a story. Please bring a bag of hard candy to use and share. Other supplies will be furnished. Call the Jenkintown Library at (215) 884-0593 to register for this family program.

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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