Jenkintown Library

Children's Programs

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

The History of 3 Abrahamic Religions of Middle Eastern Origin (with some minor religions thrown in), presented by Dr. Mike Michaels

Join us Saturday, April 26 at 2:00 PM for this wide-ranging and interesting lecture by Dr. Mike Michaels. Dr. Michaels graduated from Tehran University Medical School and worked in Iran until 1959, when he emigrated to the US. He practices Laboratory and Family Medicine and holds a position of Assistant Professor at Temple University Medical School. As a youth, he was active in the Halootz Organization where his interest in poetry, literature and history evolved. He has written over a hundred articles on Jewish history and medical topics as well as being the author of several books, including Vagabonds of the World- the history of Jewish people in over 120 lands.

To register for this program or for further information, please call the library at (215) 884-0593.

Jenkintown Book Club

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.


Fun for the Whole Family

Family Paperback Book Swap

Spring clean and recycle gently used paperbacks. Monday, April 28 between 4:00 - 8:00 PM, bring your paperbacks to the library’s Community Room. You will receive a ticket for the number of paperbacks you bring and in turn you will be eligible to select the same amount (limit 25 paperbacks per family). This family event includes children, young adult and adult fiction and nonfiction titles.

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 or the Woodmere Art Museum, or pick up tickets for Cliveden House.

The Morris Arboretum pass is good for 2 adults and 4 kids, and 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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