PJ Library

Join over 7,000 families in the Chicago metropolitan area receiving FREE Jewish books every month through PJ Library!

PJ Library is a FREE program that sends high-quality, age appropriate Jewish books and music to families each month – with absolutely no strings attached. The PJ Library program in Chicago is available to families with children ages 6 months to 8 years living in the metropolitan Chicago area: Cook, Lake, Will, McHenry, DuPage and Kane counties.

By sharing timeless stories of Jewish traditions, values and heritage, PJ Library is helping to build a stronger Jewish people, one book at a time.

PJ Library was created by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, a leader in creating and supporting innovative opportunities for Jewish engagement in Western Massachusetts and beyond. PJ Library is part of JUF Young Families and is a gift to Chicagoland families from the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, the generosity of local donors including Iris and Steve Podolsky and Crown Family Philanthropies, as well as local Jewish early childhood educators.

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About PJ Library

Learn more about PJ Library, it’s funders, what to expect in your next book or music package and how to sign up if you are outside the Chicago area. Learn more...

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PJ Library in Chicago offers family-friendly events throughout the year focusing on Jewish holiday celebrations and community service Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) projects.  Learn More...

PJ Library Book Girl

PJ Library in Chicago is proud to partner with 70 local Jewish organizations. Download the PDF list or view the online list.

PJ Our Way

Is your child 9-11 years old? We invite you to experience the next chapter of PJ Library by joining the PJ Our Way program. Now your child can choose his or her own FREE Jewish books every month!

Contact PJ Library Chicago by phone at 312-357-4831 or email at PJLibrary@juf.org.

What's Up at JYF?

When I Grow Up- Cartoonist

Sunday January 22, 3:00-4:30pm

PJ Library and PJ Our Way invite you to meet Jordan Gorfinkel a former DC Comic editor, a writer, and cartoonist.  Through an interactive discussion and hands on cartoon workshop, get to know Jordan Gorfinkel and begin to understand how Judaism and cartoons can be intertwined.


PJ Celebrates Tu B'Shevat

Sunday February 4, 4:00-6:00pm

Join PJ Library and jBaby Chicago at the Dupage Children's Museum on February 4, from 4-6 pm for havdalah and to celebrate Tu B'Shevat, the New Year for the trees! Enjoy crafts, snacks, private admission to the museum and music from Ms. Aimee Leigh. Tu B'Shevat fun for the entire family!