PJ Library®

What is PJ Library?

 

 

PJ Library sends Jewish children’s books and music every month to families with children ages 6 months through 8 years. Each book, geared towards a specific age, helps you create your own family’s connection to Jewish traditions, holidays, and values. PJ Library is not just about the books. We support hundreds of local programs, most of which are free of cost. Whether you are looking to meet people, want to learn something new, or just need to get out of the house, there are PJ Library events for your family happening in your community!

 

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Upcoming Events:

2017-2018 Program Schedule

SIGNATURE EVENT

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Family LEGO Building Mission & Pizza Dinner!

4:30 – 6:30 pm | Bryan Glazer Family JCC

522 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

70,000 LEGO blocks will be used to create the Kotel, David’s Tower, the 2nd Temple, The Montefiore Windmill, all the Gates going into the Old City and 80 buildings inside the walls! Completion will be a 400 square foot model, exactly to scale!

This Family Event is geared toward PJ Library friends ages 5+ and their families!

$36 per family (up to 6) or $12 for individual

RSVP to Brandy Gold at brandy.gold@jewishtampa.com

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Let’s go to Israel!

11:00 am – 12:00 pm | JCC on the Cohn Campus

13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, FL 33625

The community wide Israel Independence Day Celebration will have a special time and place set aside for our PJ Library friends to celebrate Israel’s 70th Birthday!
Geared toward ages 6 months - 8 years

FREE

Educational Component: Celebrate the wonderful things about Israel! How many ways do we love Israel? Let’s count them...at least up until we reach the number 10!

 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

PJ Library celebrates Lag B’Omer

6:00 – 7:30 pm | JCC on the Cohn Campus

13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, FL 33625

Enjoy songs and stories around the bonfire with s’mores and age appropriate arts & crafts and archery games. Featured PJ Library story book, A Holiday for Ari Ant.

Geared toward friends of all ages

FREE

In Collaboration with Club J

Educational Component: Children will learn why we celebrate with large bonfires and shoot bow and arrows for this festive holiday!

 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

End of the Year Pool Party

9:30 – 11:30 am | Bryan Glazer Family JCC

522 N. Howard Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

Kick-off the summer with the splashiest PJ Library Splash Pad Pool Party around! Games, music, snacks and lots of splashing around!

Geared toward PJ friends ages 6 months - 8 years

FREE

Download Program Schedule (pdf)

 

To register for PJ Library events please contact Brandy Gold at 813.769.4725 or
brandy.gold@jewishtampa.com

 

For more information about PJ Library contact Brandy Gold at brandy.gold@jewishtampa.com or 813.769.4725

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

PJ Library Donors