PJ Library

About the program

Created and supported by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library is funded nationally in partnership with local philanthropists and organizations. PJ Library is provided through the generosity of The Birmingham Jewish Foundation’s Andrew David Abroms Educational Fund and with the support of The Birmingham Jewish Federation and The Birmingham Jewish Foundation.

PJ Library engages Jewish families with young children (ages 0 to 8 years) to create stronger Jewish homes — homes that foster children’s curiosity about their Jewish heritage and help families explore their Jewish identity. Participating families receive a high-quality Jewish children’s book or CD sent to their home every month accompanied by a reading guide. Regardless of your level of observance or affiliation, the stories and songs are sure to enrich your entire family’s Jewish journey.

In addition, we offer programming for those families involved in PJ Library. We send out a monthly eNewsletter featuring events for young children that are happening in the Birmingham community.

If you would like to be added to our eNewsletter or have any questions about PJ Library, please email Florina Newcomb at Florinan@bjf.org.

To Sign your child up for PJ Library:

  • Your child must be Jewish.
  • Subscriptions are not based on affiliation or observance.
  • You must live in either Jefferson or Shelby counties.
  • The child must be between the ages of 0-8 years old.

Sign up early for PJ Library so that they can receive their first book right away when they turn 6 months.

(Siblings need to be signed up separately so that each one can receive their own age appropriate book.)