PJ Library FAQ
What does PJ stand for?
Pajamas… because those special times for reading, snuggling and sharing often happen after children are in their pajamas.
Who is eligible to receive free materials from PJ Library?
Miami-Dade County residents raising Jewish children ages 6 months through 8 years old.
What is the catch?
Nothing! Just enjoy these great Jewish stories and music with your family.
How can this program be free of charge?
PJ Library is a national program founded and funded by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. Locally, it is a program of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and generously funded by The Blank Family Foundation.
Can I understand and relate to the books even if I am not particularly religious?
PJ Library is designed to appeal to individuals and families all across the spectrum of Jewish belief. The Reader’s Guide provided in every book is a helpful tool and jumping-off point for discussion so you can get the most out of each month’s selection. Information may also be found at PJLibrary.org.
What will my child receive as a subscriber?
Once enrolled, each child receives a total of 11 books and 1 musical CD over the course of a year.
How do you determine which books my child receives?
Books are selected by PJ Library's Book Selection Committee, comprising experts in the field of Jewish Library Science and Jewish Early Childhood Education. Children receive books selected for their age level determined by their birth date at time of enrollment. The book lists change yearly, with some classics that are not rotated out.
When will we receive our first book?
The first book usually arrives 6-8 weeks after enrollment, followed by one each month.
I enrolled my newborn, but have not received anything. Why is this?
The program begins when a child has reached 6 months of age. If you do not receive your first book after your child reaches the 6-month milestone, please contact us at PJLibrary@JewishMiami.org or 305.576.4000.
Where can I find more information about PJ Library programs?
Visit us at JewishMiami.org/PJLibrary and sign up for our e-newsletter. Join our group on Facebook: PJ Library – Miami.
Do I need to be a subscriber to attend PJ Library events?
All are welcome at our events. Many families continue to participate even after their children have aged-out of the program.