PJ Library Plans a Cookbook Fundraiser

The PJ Library is known for delivering free, high-quality Jewish books and CDs to young children’s mailboxes each month. Now, The PJ Library is moving into the kitchen.

To raise funds to support this popular program, The PJ Library is planning a cookbook, and the committee has issued a call for kosher-style recipes. Each recipe submission must be printed on an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, with ingredients separated from the directions. You may include the name of your child’s favorite PJ Library book at the bottom.

Please be sure to include your name and contact information, in case there are questions regarding the recipe. You may submit more than one recipe for consideration, but the committee cannot guarantee they will all be printed. All members of the community are encouraged to submit recipes.

The PJ Library cookbook will feature artwork as well as recipes. The committee would love for your child to get involved by sending us a picture they create. Ideally, the picture would reflect their favorite PJ Library book: a specific character, a theme or just an impression that the story made. Parents wishing to have their child’s artwork in the book must also send in a recipe to be published.

To submit a drawing, click here, and download the artwork submission form. Have your child draw a picture in the space provided, using a black marker. They can use other colors (markers, pencils, crayons) to fill in the detail.

All recipe and artwork submissions must be sent to Kelly Waterman, 17506 Curry Branch Rd., Louisville, KY, 40245 by September 15.

The PJ Library Cookbook Committee is also looking for young artists who would be interested in creating artwork for the cover and/or divider pages. This artist should be in grades 3-5, and ideally someone who used to receive PJ Library books and would like to stay involved with the project.
If your child is interested, please contact Michelle Elisburg, melisburg@yahoo.com.

When the cookbook is completed, 100 percent of the net proceeds will go directly to the PJ Library program that touches so many of our lives each month and encourages family reading time with a strong Jewish message.

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