If you love cuddling with your children and reading together…..and who doesn't??.....then PJ library is perfect for you. Each month, your child will receive a free Jewish book. These books focus on Jewish holidays as well as values and customs for you to share with your kids. More than books, though, we offer story times and special programming, where you can get together with others raising Jewish children in a variety of different ways. There is no judgment or push in terms of synagogue affiliation and religion. Just give me a call or stop by one of our fabulous events!!!

The St. Paul Jewish Federation in collaboration with Jewish community organizations, offers story times and special programming, where you can get together with others raising Jewish kids in various St. Paul neighborhoods. Everyone is welcome! I look forward to meeting each and every one of you!

468 children in St. Paul receive free PJ LIbrary books and music every month.

PJ Library® is a unique program that encourages Jewish families with young children to explore Jewish literature. In order to accomplish that goal, each month 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.

PJ Library sends beautifully illustrated, high quality age-appropriate books each month

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


St. Paul Jewish Federation

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation

Hymanson Family Fund

William Lipshultz Fund

Diane and Richard Smookler Fund

Questions? Need more information? Contact Andrea Hite, PJ Library Coordinator, at ahite@stpaulfed.org or 651.695.3195