Three Million and Counting! The PJ Library, an international literacy program for Jewish preschoolers, celebrated a major milestone this week when founder Harold Grinspoon delivered and read the organization’s 3 millionth free Jewish children’s book—Noah’s Swim-a-thon—to PJ Library family Cindy and Neil Goldstein and their children, Jordana, 6, and Ryan, 8, at their home at in Livingston, NJ.
Joining Grinspoon was the book’s author and illustrator, Ann Koffsky. Inspired by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Grinspoon began the project in 2005 with the goal of engaging children and their families in Jewish traditions, holidays, and heritage through the beauty and power of high-quality children’s books. Locally, 2,400 children in Essex, Morris, Sussex, and north Union countries receive books each month through The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life, a partner agency of United Jewish Communities of MetroWest NJ. To become a PJ Library family, call (973) 929-3128 or e-mail.