PJ Library


Free Jewish-themed books for your children.


We don't need to tell you that reading to your children is important. Study after study has shown it impacts a child’s development. Even the mere presence of books in a home increases the level of education they can reach. (Great news for those of us who haven’t gotten around to cleaning out the playroom in a while.) 


But finding the right books and making the time to read as a family can be hard. That’s where PJ Library comes in. 


PJ Library sends free Jewish children's books to families across the world every month. We know that something magical happens when parents sit down together to read with their children. PJ Library shares Jewish stories that can help your family talk together about values, traditions, and culture that are important to you. 


A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library is made possible in the Lehigh Valley through a partnership with the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Day School and through the support of the Wax Family Fund of the Lehigh Valley Jewish Foundation, Bonnie and Bobby Hammel and the Jean B. Weiner Foundation.


Families with kids ages 6 months through 8 years old with Judaism as part of their lives, are welcome to sign up, regardless of their Jewish background, knowledge, or observance.


We also offer activities for your family — because you’ve got to get out of the house and meet new people sometimes. 


Your children are learning about the world around them through the stories they hear. PJ Library books can bring Jewish ideas and inspiration for you and your children to share together.  


Questions? Contact coordinator Abby Trachtman at 610-821-5500 x321 or abbyt@jflv.org.

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    All Jewish children in the Lehigh Valley ages 6 months through 8 years are eligible to receive Jewish-themed books in the mail every month -- and it's ABSOLUTELY FREE!

PJ Library Coats & Cocoa Drive

Share the warmth of the High Holidays and a sweet new year by donating new or gently used children’s coats (infant-age 16) and hot chocolate mix to the Jewish Family Service Community Food Pantry in October.


Donations may be dropped off at JFS, the JCC or JDS.

PJ Library Book Drive

Many of the families impacted by Harvey and Irma lost everything. As they start to rebuild, you can help fill their shelves once again with heartwarming PJ Library books.


Gently used PJ books may be dropped off at the Jewish Community Center through Oct. 6.