PJ Library

Join over 6,000 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, Anschel-Eilian Family Charitable Foundation, 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...


PJ Library in Chicago brings the characters to life in some of the most beloved PJ Books through their traveling school curriculum program. Learn more about the Flat Joseph and Sammy the Spider programs.

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.

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

What's Up at JYF?

PJ Rocks Israel @ JUF's Israel Solidarity Day

Celebrate Israel with PJ Library on Sun. May 3rd at JUF Israel Solidarity Day at Ravinia Festival in Highland Park. Sing and dance along with a Rick Recht family concert, arts & crafts, scavenger hunt, Shalom Sesame characters and more.  Click HERE for more information or to register!


PJ Cares: Protecting the Environment

Join PJ Library families for a fun activity with a big impact as we clean up Greenwood Street Beach in Evanston on May 17th.  Click here for more information and to sign up.