Tell us about your family; how did you hear about the PJ Library?
We are a family of three who came to Winnipeg from Israel almost a year and a half ago. When we first saw a settlement worker from JCFS, she gave us a brochure of PJ Library. We registered online and after being on the waiting list for a while, we started receiving the books.
Tell us about your experiences with PJ Library and how this program (books and events) have impacted your family.
Our daughter Eva who is 6.5 years old used to receive PJ Library books (Syfrita Pyjama) in Israel. When she started receiving the books here she realized that the books were very similar and from the same program that the ones she received in Israel. These books and programs helped her, and us, feel more connected to the new country and it made our integration easier. Eva likes seeing her name written on the envelope every month and feels very important receiving her own mail. She doesn’t let anyone open it for her; she has to do it herself. PJ books are fun and also educational, which makes it a great combination.
What are your children's favorite PJ books?
Eva’s favourite book is “Maya Prays for Rain”, but as we receive a new book each month, this could easily change.
What has been your child's favorite PJ Library program and why?
From the events we attended so far we really loved the PJ Library Picnic with the petting zoo and Zumba. We hope we can attend more programs in the future including the PJ Library event at BB Camp.
Anything else you’d like us to know?
We are very grateful for all PJ Library books and events. Thank you very much to all those people who makes it happen.