PJ Family of the Month: The Lyons Family

October 2016

How did you hear about the PJ Library?
We were at a family event and were expecting our first child at the time, when a friend of the family asked if I had heard of PJ Library. She described the program enthusiastically as a fantastic source of Jewish content. Her children loved getting the books every month and she recommended signing up.  

Tell us about your experiences with PJ Library and how this program (books and events) have impacted your family. 
My 2 girls love getting their books in the mail every month. Often they are timed with the holidays and start our discussions as to how we are going to celebrate the specific holiday. The CDs tend to be very popular and we will listen to them while doing various crafts in preparation for the holidays.

What are your children's favorite PJ books?
Sophie loves Hanna’s Sabbath dress, it is a wonderful story and of course, the girl in it has a beautiful dress. She has also really enjoyed Shabbat Hiccups, which she just received recently. Elly at 18 months old doesn't quite have a favourite, although she is drawn to the stories that have songs in them.  
What has been your child's favorite PJ Library program and why? Sophie has enjoyed the pj library picnics in the summer, her favourite activity was riding the pony. Both girls have attended the Shalom Baby Shower, which was a lovely way to introduce them to the community.  

Anything else you’d like us to know? 
This is a great community program that keeps us engaged in the less celebrated Jewish holidays as well as the bigger holidays. I would certainly recommend it for all Jewish families who wish to enhance the degree of Judaism in their home. 



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