Free books and music to nurture Jewish families.
Reading stories and listening to music with your child are among the most powerful and nurturing early childhood learning experiences. The PJ Library can help you transform these moments into Jewish experiences.
Sign up for The PJ Library and you’ll receive a free, high quality children’s book or CD each month that will enrich your Jewish family relationships.
For children 6 months to 7 years.
The PJ Library is free for the first year. Funded by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara, it’s a gift that will nourish a Jewish life from the start. Research indicates that Jewish experiences in the first five years establish the basis of your child’s Jewish sense of self. Through The PJ Library, parents can create a special time with their children to learn and appreciate their Jewish heritage.
From the Jewish Federation family to yours.
The mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara is to help create vibrant Jewish life throughout the Central Coast of California. The PJ Library aims to enrich your family’s life with Jewish stories and songs.
A gift for their future.
Sign up today.
It’s never too early to create treasured Jewish memories with your family. Sign up your child, and tell your friends about The PJ Library. Introduce a new generation to the richness and depth of our Jewish heritage.
Call us at 957-1115 or register online at and turn bedtime into family time.
"I just wanted to tell you how much we adore the PJ Library books and CD's! My boys look forward to it every month and it has greatly expanded the variety of Jewish themed stories that we have on our shelves. Thank you soooo much." --Yael Brennan and Family
"It is an easy, fun way to introduce and explain not only the Jewish holidays, but valuable Jewish ideals, to our children. Being Jewish is important to us and it is nice to have a program out there that feels the same way. Plus, our kids love opening their books each month!" --Anonymous
The Avolio family has been receiving books since their son was an infant. "Every month we have the opportunity to learn about our Jewish heritage as a family. Some of the books are Liam’s favorites and we read them over and over. I feel so lucky to have this amazing resource to teach Liam about Judaism through one of his favorite activities—reading."