PJ Library Expands to Age 8

PJ Library in Rockland County is extremely proud to announce that we have expanded enrollment to age 8! Thanks to the vision of our first PJ Library Co-Directors, Orlee Krass and Lori Pitkofsky, PJ Library grew and has become a household name in our community.

PJ Library has held a variety of wonderful and successful events including Bim Bam Shabbat, Touch-A-Truck, PJ Library Chanukah Book Fair and the most recent Super Sunday Superhero event. Touch-A-Truck has run two years in a row and this year exceeded all expectations with a participation of over 600 people. At our latest Super Sunday Superhero event, Superman made super hats, children made planters with plant-able paper for Tu B’shvat as well as superhero masks to celebrate our superhero theme. The children also brought their PJ Library tzedakah boxes which were sent home during Chanukah, and emptied their boxes into our giant Super Sunday tzedakah box. Although prizes were awarded, it was mostly about giving back to PJ Library and the Rockland Jewish community.

In October 2014, PJ Library in Rockland County applied for and was awarded the Alliance Subscription Grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. We are currently receiving a subsidy for every subscription that we approve over our baseline which was 232 as of June 2014. We are proud to say that we currently have 510 children enrolled who receive our wonderful, free PJ Library books and music! This is also due in part to the generosity of Max and Rebecca Kaufman, who are currently funding PJ Library in Rockland County.

Due to the large increase in the age of Rockland County children receiving free PJ Library books, we need your help and are looking for additional funders to be part of this wonderful program. A great way to get involved is through our new PJ Library Passport Program which was rolled out in January 2015. Please click here for more information.


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