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.

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Hanukkah Happenings

Celebrate Hanukkah with family and friends. Welcome the Jewish Festival of Lights with Hanukkah crafts, photos, dreidel spinning, raffle, and entertainment with Jeanie B! Children will also make a craft to be donated. Click HERE for more information and to register!

Hanukkah Happenings is in partnership with JUF Young Families, JCC Chicago, and PJ Library Chicago.

Volunteer at the JUF Uptown Cafe

Save the date! On Sunday, January 18, 2015, Hands on Heroes will offer parents an opportunity to serve food to clients at the JUF Uptown Cafe while children work on a craft project to donate to the cafe. For families with children ages 4+. More information coming soon.