PJ Library®

The PJ Library® is a unique program that seeks to encourage Jewish families with young children to explore Jewish literature.  In order to accomplish that goal, each month The PJ Library® sends an age appropriate Jewish content book or CD to enrolled children between the ages of six months to seven years. Created by The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), The PJ Library is funded by local philanthropists and organizations in partnership with HGF. 


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Upcoming Events:


PJ Library invites you to...


PJ Library Summer Snack Meet-ups


PJ Library & PJ Our Way friends ages 6 months – 12 years can meet-up with friends and family all summer long at snackeries all over Tampa! Older friends, be ready to read PJ stories to our younger friends. Look for the PJ Library sign to find our group! * Responsible ($) for your own treats.



Sunday | July 30 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Yogurtology - South Tampa

1202 South Church Street, Tampa


Sunday | July 30 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jerimiah's Italian Ice - North Tampa

14320 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa



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