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!

 

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.

 

4. Sign up at www.pjlibrary.org

 

Welcome to the PJ Library community!

 


Upcoming Events:

2017-2018 Program Schedule

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Challah Twisting!

10:00 – 11:30 am | JCC on the Cohn Campus

13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, FL 33625

Twist, roll, knead and color! Make Challah; enjoy snacks, Shaboom video, “Why We Eat Challah” and coloring. Featured PJ Library book, This is the Challah.

Geared toward PJ friends ages 6 months - 8 years

FREE

Educational Component: When Bubbe and her grandchild bake challah for Shabbat, they make a big mess — and have a great time doing it. Told in rhyme, this story illustrates the hustle and bustle of getting ready for Shabbat — and the symbolic place our Challah holds at the Shabbat table.

 

 

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