Welcome to PJ Library in Southern Maine!

PJ Library is a national program that sends free, age-appropriate, Jewish-themed books and music each month to children 6 months through 8 years old. Southern Maine is one of many PJ Library communities across the United States and Canada.

Created and supported by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, PJ Library is funded nationally in partnership with local philanthropists and organizations.  The Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine (JCA) launched PJ Library in 2013. The JCA is pleased to present a number of PJ Library family programs.

PJ Library engages families with young children to foster children’s curiosity about Jewish culture. Participating families receive a high-quality Jewish children’s book or CD sent to their home every month accompanied by a reading guide. Regardless of your level of observance or affiliation, the stories and songs are sure to enrich your entire family’s Jewish journey. To find out more, look at the Frequently Asked Questions sheet.

PJ Library and the JCA are proud to connect families in Southern Maine to the local Jewish community. To find out more about local programs or where to connect Jewishly in Southern Maine, please contact us here at the JCA.

We hope to see you and your family at an event soon!


For more information or with questions about PJ Library, please contact Andrea Krasker Gavin, PJ Library and JFamily Program Coordinator, at 207-772-1959 or pjlibrary@mainejewish.org.


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With generous funding from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, every month PJ Library sends free Jewish books to families around the world raising Jewish children 6 months through 8 years old. PJ Library shares stories that celebrate Jewish values, culture, and tradition, all at no cost to families. Free Jewish chapter books for 9-11 year-olds are available at PJ Our Way. The JCA also offers special events and programs through PJ Library and JFamily.