Welcome to our PJ Family! The PJ Library gives families with young children a welcoming entry point into Jewish life at home. Our goal is to fill your lives with Jewish books and music that are free of charge and sent to your door. We provide books for children ages 6 months to 11 years – PJ Library for ages 6 months to 8 years, and PJ Our Way for ages 9-11. The Federation offers the PJ Library program in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

When you sign up for PJ Library (PJ is for pajamas), we’ll send you a free, high-quality book or CD each month. Regardless of your level of observance or affiliation, the gift of stories and music is sure to enrich your entire family’s Jewish journey.

Sign up for PJ Library.

Sign up for PJ Our Way.

See below for more details on Neighborhood Song & Story times,  PJ LibraryPJ Our Way, and PJ Library Special Events.

Neighborhood Song & Story times are fun, free gatherings where kids and parents enjoy singing, activities, and storytelling from the PJ Library’s wonderful Jewish-themed children’s books. Always open to all, Neighborhood Song & Story is a great way to connect with Jewish life.

Neighborhood Song & Story Schedule

Location Neighborhood Day/Time Upcoming Schedule Changes
Third Place Books Lake Forest Park Mondays, 11:00 am
Couth Buzzard Books Greenwood Tuesdays, 11:30 am
Secret Garden Books Ballard Tuesdays, 10:30 am
BookTree Kirkland Wednesdays, 11:00 am  Cancelled 5/24
Elliott Bay Book Company Capitol Hill Wednesdays, 11:30 am
Temple Beth Am NE Seattle Thursdays, 10:15 am
Top Ten Toys Greenwood Thursdays, 11:15 am
Third Place Books Seward Park Fridays, 10:30 am
Chaco Canyon Cafe West Seattle Fridays, 11:00 am
Third Place Books Ravenna Fridays, 11:00 am
Magnuson Community Center NE Seattle Fridays, 11:45 am

 

 

For kids 6 months to 8 years. Book topics include holidays, traditions, family values, Jewish identity, and Jewish heroes. The books are carefully selected by top national Jewish educators, with an eye for books that are joyful, highly engaging, and represent the best Jewish children’s literature available. Whether you are a parent or grandparent, we have Neighborhood Song and Story times most weekdays in convenient locations for the whole family to complement our free books. Please browse our site for more information by clicking the links below!

To learn more, contact:

Claire Baskett
Email: claireb@jewishinseattle.org
Phone: 206.774.2259

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Do your kids ages 9 to 11 love to read? Would they enjoy free books every month? Sign them up for PJ Our Way! Participating children get to select the books they want to read. PJ Our Way kids can practice their analytical, comprehension, and writing skills by logging onto the PJ Our Way website to write blog posts, reviews, and interact with other PJ Our way kids.

To learn more, contact:

Claire Baskett
Email:  claireb@jewishinseattle.org
Phone: 206.774.2259

Check out book reviews from our Kid Librarians

Hannah (aka Pepperbird) has written reviews for A Horn for Louis and When Life Gives you O.J.. Hayden Andrew has written reviews for When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, Jordan and the Dreadful Golem, Bridge to America, Small Medium at Large, Rabbi Harvey vs. The Wisdom Kid, and The Inquisitor’s Apprentice.

Get Involved! Become a Kid Librarian!

Do you already enjoy the PJ Our Way books and enjoy writing? Are you looking for a bar/bat mitzvah project or some plain, good ol’ experience? Become a kid librarian! Email Claire at claireb@jewishinseattle.org to find out more.

 

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View PJ Our Way Website

PJ Library Special Events

 

 

PJ Library Shavuot Song & Story Time – Monday, May 15, 9:30 am

Where: Menachem Mendel Seattle Cheder, 8420 Dayton Ave. N, Seattle
Cost: Free

Come sing holiday-themed songs and read holiday-themed books.


Family Day with Camp Solomon Schechter & PJ Library – Sunday, May 28, 10 am: – 3:30 pm

Where: Camp Solomon Schechter, 1627A 73rd Ave. SE, Tumwater
Cost: Free

Join PJ Library and Camp Solomon Schechter for a free family day at camp! The day will include tie-dye activities, a free kosher lunch, and a PJ Library Song & Story Time. It will be a fun day at camp that everyone can enjoy!

Please call 206.447.1967 to RSVP, so we can make to have enough food for you when you arrive.

Learn more about Camp Solomon Schechter.


To learn more, contact:

Claire Baskett
Emailclaireb@jewishinseattle.org
Phone: 206.774.2259

Our Impact

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Children have received PJ Library and PJ Our Way books since the programs’ beginning through April 2017.