We are now a part of the Foundation Center Network.

Click here for more information about the Foundation Center's three databases, now available in our library, accessible by the library's public computers. The Foundation Center has long been a leading provider of data covering all aspects of institutional philanthropy. Their industry-leading prospect research tool for grantseekers, Foundation Directory Online,  provides the most current, accurate, and comprehensive information about philanthropy to hundreds of thousands of users annually, and now you can get it here!

An opportunity to benefit the Library and for adventure at home!

FLS International is seeking families near Chestnut Hill to host international students from Russia attending Chestnut Hill College for a 20 day period from August 3rd to August 23rd.

For every family who decides to host students because they heard of the opportunity from Jeanes Library, the William Jeanes Memorial Library and Nicholas and Athena Karabots Center for Learning will receive a $100 dollar donation from FLS International. So not only would you be helping out these students, enjoying a potentially rich cultural experience, but you would be helping the library too! -- My husband I and had been thinking of hosting international students for a while but the time was never right for us. This is our perfect opportunity to try out the experience, so we have signed up to host 2 students and benefit the library. You may want to do so too! -- Robyn Train, Interim Director

Families interested in hosting an international student should contact Jose at CHCHousing@Fls.Net or Call: (215) 753-3676—remember to tell them you heard about this opportunity at the Jeanes Library! For more information, click here.

New Newsletter from your Library

We have sent out 2 issues of our new newsletter. If you didn't receive it, please sign up to receive our monthly newsletters from now on. The 3rd issue will go out on August 1. Follow this link to insure that you are on our list!

Support your library

Use the Amazon search box (to your left) and most purchases you make will result in a percentage of the sale credited to the library, with no additional cost to you! 

Digital Magazines now available!

Zinio is a collection of 110 downloadable magazines you can read via the browser on your computer or using an App on your portable digital device.

To use Zinio, follow the link to the Zinio website and create a new account. Follow the directions in the Zinio for Libraries - Library Collection and Check Out Guide. Download the Zinio App from the app store for your eBook reader, smartphone, or tablet PC so that you can take digital magazines with you wherever you go.

We are pleased to announce the partnership of the Whitemarsh Art Center with the William Jeanes Memorial Library and The Nicholas and Athena Karabots Center for Learning.

Come to the Library to see the Whitemarsh Art Center's 2nd oil painting exhibition--they're for sale and on display in the area  around our upstairs check-out desk. Thirty percent of sales will benefit the Library. The artists are local and you may know them: Richard Ackland, Kathleen Foley, Laurie Goldstein, Judith Nentwig and Maura Matthews. Visit www.whitemarsharts.org for more information about classes starting in the fall. We may be exhibiting your work someday!

Mah Jong Players


Play Canasta


Socrates Cafe


Reading Round-up


Donate Used Books

The Friends of the Library is now accepting donations of gently used books—adult and children’s titles.  Boxed or bagged books can be left on the book cart just inside the front entrance to the library. Please—no textbooks, magazines, or encyclopedias. All donated items will be sold at the Fall Book Sale on September 20 & 21, and all proceeds will support enhanced library programs and services. Thanks!

Events Calendar

View the monthly calendar of events and programs, and sign up for the ones that suit your schedule and interests. Just a few simple clicks and your days are planned.

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