Jenkintown Library will be offering Sensory-Friendly Storytimes for children ages 3 to 5 with special needs. These storytimes with include book sharing as well as other activities to provide a fun, interactive experience for parent and child. Please call Bonnie or Leslie at (215) 884-0593 to register for this program. Storytimes will be on Saturdays at 2:00 PM on January 25, February 8 and 22, and March 1, 22, and 29.
Join us Thursday, March 20 from 4:00 to 4:45 PM for a springy story and craft. Please call (215) 884-0593 to register as spaces are limited. This program is open to kids in kindergarten through 6th grade.
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 Saturday, March 8 at 2:00 PM for a special program presented in honor of Women's History Month. Dr. Daisy Century defines her role as "Historical Interpreter" because she becomes the character. She dresses in period costume and weaves the character's story from birth to death. The audience will be right there to laugh, cry, sigh, and cheer as the character unfolds right in front of their eyes. Please call (215) 884-0593 to register or for more information.
Dr. Daisy Nelson Century is an actress, speaker, author, radio talk show host, and educator. As an actress, she has appeared in several independent movies in lead roles, including Spiricide and Round Table. She has also appeared as an extra in Beloved, Sixth Sense, Trading Lanes, and Twelve Monkeys.
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.
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.