About this Community

 

You're going to love PJ Library® in Tampa! If you love special reading time with your kid(s), PJ is perfect for you. You'll get a FREE Jewish children's book or CD in your mailbox every month! That's right, FREE. No gimmicks no catch. The books are about Jewish holidays and values and folk tales. They're kid tested, age appropriate, beautifully illustrated, and so cute! You'll love them as much as your kids do. The opportunity to create an outstanding Jewish children’s library right in your home is at your fingertips!

 

PJ Library is more than just books and music. Throughout the year, our families gather for story times and other special programs where you and your kids can meet new friends and connect to the Jewish Community. PJ is for any family raising Jewish children; affiliated, unaffiliated, interfaith or non-traditional from 6 months through 8 years old.

 

What are you waiting for? Sign up today and tell your friends!

 

PJ Library® is a gift from the Tampa JCCs and Federation in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

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1. Get to know PJ Library.

We’re dedicated to sharing books—for free—that help your family do Jewish, on your terms, in your own home.

 

2. Share your details to get started.

We’ll send the books that are right for your family, so share a few details about your kids here.

 

3. Receive a new book every month.

Enjoy it before bedtime, or any time of day.

What does PJ stand for?

Pajamas! We know those special times of reading, dancing and singing together happen when your children are wearing their pajamas.

Who is eligible to register?

A family must have children from 6 months to 5 years old with one Jewish parent in the household and much currently reside in Hillsborough or Pasco Counties.

What’s the cost?

The PJ Library® is free when your child is enrolled in the program due to our generous local donors. There is only one enrollment allowed per household.

Book Suggestions for Jewish Families

 

The book selection of PJ Library is just a beginning. The resources below offer suggested readings and book reviews pertaining to topics and selections beyond the reach of PJ Library content areas and age groups.

 

About Jewish Holidays

 

The Jewish calendar is filled with holidays, each one an opportunity for celebration, contemplation, passing on traditions, and pure family fun. The links below take you to holiday books, activities, parenting advice, and other resources to help enrich your family's Jewish holiday experience.

 

About Jewish Values


Jewish Holidays most parents aspire to raise a mensch, a kind, caring, and responsible person. Helping out at home, respecting others, showing gratitude, taking care of the earth, and performing acts of kindness -- each of these is a universal value with deep roots in Jewish tradition.


Many PJ Library books teach Jewish values through the stories they tell. The links below take you directly to PJ books that reflect specific Jewish values.