PJLibrary® is a national program that each month sends FREE, age-appropriate, Jewish-themed books and music to children 6 months through 8 years of age. For children ages 9-11, PJ Our Way offers exceptional Jewish-themed books that kids can choose themselves! Jewish families are invited to register for the program no matter their Jewish background, knowledge or level of observance.
The Mid-Hudson Valley PJ Library offers programs, activities and gatherings to engage children and connect families. As apart of more than 180 participating communities across the United States and Canada, PJ Library Mid-Hudson Valley invites you and your child to be inspired by Jewish ideas through the exploration of PJ Library books each month.
A program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library Mid-Hudson Valley is made possible in part through our generous partnerships with The Harding Club, The Jewish Federation of Ulster County, and other individuals who care about young Jewish families in our region.
Mid-Hudson Valley PJ Library serves families in Dutchess, Ulster and Columbia Counties. Check us out on our Facebook page. To register your child, go to the PJ Library website. For additional information about the activities of the Mid-Hudson Valley PJ Library program email PJ Library Program Director, Kimberly Ritz or contact the Jewish Federation of Dutchess County office at (845) 471-9811.
How many kids are in your family and what are their ages? 1 child-Age 10
Where are you from? Where do you currently live? Hopewell Junction
How long have you been receiving PJ Library books? Since 2018
What is your family’s favorite PJ Library book? A Mountain of Blintzes
How did you hear about PJ Library? Through a friend
Why is PJ Library important in your home? We believe quiet reading time is important and we love that the reading time can include books on discussing good values and important relationship issues that come up. We think the PJ books are sweet and have great stories in them for children.
How has PJ Library influenced your family’s Jewish living and decisions? There is a greater awareness of Jewish customs, traditions and values. When our son attends Sunday school he can make the connections between reading at home and things being taught in school.
Is PJ Library helpful to you as a parent? How? As parents, we place a high importance on instilling a strong foundation for our child. His mental, physical and spiritual health are important to us. As he gets older and decides what values he wants to incorporate in his life, we would hope they are part of the value system he is currently learning through PJ.
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