Tell us about your family; how did you hear about the PJ Library?
We are a family of five: Alissa, Jon, Anna (6), Isaac (6) and Ivy (2). I am originally from Winnipeg and Jon is from Sweden. We met in Ontario at University and then moved back to Winnipeg together. We heard about the PJ Library 5 years ago from a friend and we have been receiving books and attending events ever since.
Tell us about your experiences with PJ Library and how this program (books and events) have impacted your family.
Opening the books each month has become an event in our house. The kids are very excited to open their mail and about what their next story will be. These books often teach valuable lessons and have themes which reinforce what the kids learn at school and the Jewish traditions. The organized events are very well thought out and have activities for all ages. These events allow us to participate in the community and celebrate the holidays in a family friendly way.
What are your children's favorite PJ books?
There have been so many great books over the years but the favourites have been: the Sammy Spider books, Sadie's Sukkah Breakfast, The Shalom Book, Rise and Shine, the Little Little House and my youngest daughter's absolute favourite is the Mister G CD.
What has been your child's favorite PJ Library program and why?
My kids have really enjoyed the PJ Library picnic on campus, Challah making and recently, the event at the ballpark with the Goldeyes . Not only did they go onto the field and play baseball but they were able to meet mascots and players.
Anything else you’d like us to know?
PJ Library is a great community program. We have easily been able to introduce the kids to Jewish culture and holidays and become part of the community. Thank you!