Thursday, March 14, 2013

Welcoming the Littlest People of the Book

We are thrilled to announce that starting next Friday, March 22, the Museum of Jewish Heritage and PJ Library will launch TGIF Story Time a free, drop-in story hour series for Jewish and interfaith families with children ages 3 to 7. 

The series, which will take place from 3:45 p.m. to 4:30 on select Fridays, will present warm, whimsical, and wonderful tales about traditions, holidays, and families. While enjoying a snack of challah and juice, children will listen to professional storytellers read from some of the most beloved books selected by PJ Library. 

TGIF Story Time will take place on March 22, April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17, and May 31. To celebrate the launch, each child will receive a free book and PJ Library tote bag at the first event on March 22.

 PJ Library is a non-profit program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, which sends high-quality Jewish children’s books and CDs to families for free.

If you don’t already know PJ Library, I can tell you that as a mom, one of the things my toddler looks forward to most is getting books in the mail, just for her. In fact, over the past two months, many times when I open the mail box she has asked, “Is there a dinosaur book for me?” That’s how much she loved “How Does a Dinosaur Say Happy Hanukkah,” by Jane Yolen, just one of many excellent PJ Library selections.
For information on PJ Library, or to sign up, visit

For more information on TGIF Story Time, email or call 646.437.4202. Reservations are not needed. 

(Image: one of the PJ Library books for this month. It's a lift-the-flap book!)

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