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 eight years. Created by The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), The PJ Library is funded by local philanthropists and organizations in partnership with HGF. 


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 8 years old with one Jewish parent and must currently reside in the greater St. Paul area.

What’s the cost?

The PJ Library® is free when your child is enrolled in the program due to our generous local donors.




Bear Feels Sick (ages 3 to 4 years)
Poor Bear. He’s home in bed, feeling absolutely crummy. But look -- his friends all visit to help him feel better. That’s what the mitzvah of bikur cholim is all about.

Bagels from Benny (ages 5 to 6 years)
While working in his grandfather’s bakery, Benny learns the joys of giving and receiving, caring and gratitude.

Emma's Poem (ages 7 to 8 years)
Emma Lazarus was asked to write a poem to raise money for a pedestal for the proposed Statue of Liberty so she composed “The New Colossus” and became the voice of the Statue of Liberty. This is the story of the difference she made in her world.

PJ Library Donors


Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation

Hymanson Family Fund

William Lipshultz Fund

Diane and Richard Smookler Fund

For more information, contact Marni Tselos, PJ Library Coordinator, at: