Borough municipal offices are located at 700 Summit Avenue, Jenkintown PA 19046; phone: 215-885-0700.
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Jenkintown was incorporated in 1874 on one-half a square mile of land taken from Abington Township. Jenkintown is one of a remaining handful of Pennsylvania Boroughs that continues to operate its own public school system; in this case, with a student population well under 1,000 children K-12.
The Jenkintown Library was founded in 1803. It is the oldest library in continuous service in this area, and the third oldest library in the county. It took its original name, The Abington Library Society, from the Abington Friends Meeting. When you stand at the circulation desk you are in the original Lyceum Building, built in 1839. In 1909 this building was acquired by the Library Society and subsequently enlarged in 1913. A community room was added in 1983. Some of the library's first books are still in the collection, now numbering 42,000 books. In 1979 the library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Over the years the library has been an integral part of the cultural and social life of the community.
The Library is located at 460 Old York Road, Jenkintown PA 19046; phone: 215-884-2243.