PJ Library

PJ Library® is made possible in the Greater New Orleans area by a generous grant from the



Do your children love free picture books about Jewish holidays, Jewish folktales, Jewish family life and values? PJ LIBRARY® is a nationally acclaimed outreach initiative for Jewish families of young children. Created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ (for pajama) LIBRARY® provides a treasury of FREE Jewish books and music to children aged six months through eight years. The books and CDs are specially selected by childhood experts. They are highly engaging, beautifully illustrated, and age-specific. Once you enroll, a free selection arrives in the mail every month for each child in your family to enjoy.


“Our almost 4 year old son loves his PJ books! Every time he goes to the mailbox with me, he always says ‘I hope I have a book in there!’ I am looking forward to my other son receiving his own books as well.”



“PJ library means a lot to our family. The children get excited when they come in the mail but I get excited knowing that PJ has helped us create a Jewish library in our home. Our PJ library books have their very own special book shelf. Of course, all books are treated kindly but our PJ library books are handled with the most respect in our home. It is very special to have a Jewish library to share with our children and our future grandchildren.”


JCRS is funding this gift to enhance the joys and knowledge of our Jewish heritage for young children and their families. Each selection includes a parent’s guide to help families use the selection at home. Many parents describe the books and music as a valuable way to nurture Jewish identity; children enjoy them as treasured gifts which they love to read and hear again and again.


Watch this video to discover the magic of PJ Library® for yourself:

For one mother’s inspirational story about her family’s involvement with PJ Library®, you can follow this link to the speech by New Orleans PJ parent Tracey Dodd at the 2010 General Assembly of Jewish Federations.



To enroll the children (aged 0-8) in your family, please download and fill out our registration form, then mail, fax, or email it to our office. Registration requests MUST be submitted by parents. Babies may be registered at birth.  PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY!


 JCRS PJ Library Registration Form

PJ Library Website


For more information, contact Bonnie Lustig, PJ Library Coordinator at Bonnie@jcrs.org or (800) 729-5277.

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