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...


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?

Easy Jewish Family Fun

Introducing intimate PJ Library workshops for families with children ages 2-5 yrs. 

Explore science, music, art, movement and more! Workshops are offered at multiple locations and times from Feb-May 2016. $10/family per workshop, limited space available. Sign up today for one or more!

Afternoon Tea: Exploring Jewish Identity

Join  PJ Library  and  PJ Our Way on April 3 as we meet and mingle with  Jacqueline Dembar Greene , author of the "Rebecca Books" in  American Girl's  historical series. Create Shabbat candlesticks and learn about what inspired the author to create this character, her traditions and her Jewish identity.