Are you raising a Jewish child? Do you love sharing books with your child? PJ Library is our gift to you. Sign up  and each month your child will receive by mail one age-appropriate book exploring Jewish themes, values, holidays or culture.



PJ Library St. Paul also invites you to join us at one of our story times or special programs. It’s fun for the kids and a great chance for parents to connect with other families raising Jewish children.


Thanks to our generous donors, everyone is welcome to be a part of PJ Library at no cost.


What is PJ Library?

A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library is made possible through partnerships with philanthropists and local Jewish organizations. Families raising kids from birth through 9 years old with Judaism as part of their lives, are welcome to sign up. PJ Library welcomes all Jewish families, whatever your background, knowledge, or family make-up, or observance may be.

What comes after PJ Library?

Kids age 9-12 can sign up for PJ Our Way Kids get to choose their own books and can interact with other readers in a safe online space.


Receive a free book and music every month

Sign up for PJ Our Way

Stay in touch

Sign up for PJ Library

Questions? Need more information? Contact Ellen Konstan, PJ Library Coordinator, at or 651.695.3195

What does PJ stand for?

Pajamas! We know those special times of reading, dancing and singing together happen when your children are wearing their pajamas.

Who is eligible to register?

A family must have children from birth to 9 years old with one Jewish parent and must currently reside in the greater St. Paul area.

What’s the cost?

The PJ Library® is free when your child is enrolled in the program due to our generous local donors.

PJ Library sends beautifully illustrated, high quality age-appropriate books each month

Bear Feels Sick (ages 3 to 4 years)
Poor Bear. He’s home in bed, feeling absolutely crummy. But look -- his friends all visit to help him feel better. That’s what the mitzvah of bikur cholim is all about.

Bagels from Benny (ages 5 to 6 years)
While working in his grandfather’s bakery, Benny learns the joys of giving and receiving, caring and gratitude.

Emma's Poem (ages 7 to 8 years)
Emma Lazarus was asked to write a poem to raise money for a pedestal for the proposed Statue of Liberty so she composed “The New Colossus” and became the voice of the Statue of Liberty. This is the story of the difference she made in her world.

PJ Library Donors


St. Paul Jewish Federation

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation

Hymanson Family Fund

William Lipshultz Fund

Diane and Richard Smookler Fund