The Temple Opens Jewish Children’s Library

The Temple Opens Jewish Children’s Library

[by Christon Segal and Joyce Eiseman]

The Temple has announced the opening of the only Jewish children’s library in Kentucky, thanks to a generous grant from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence. The grant funded the purchase of new library furniture and more than 100 books covering a variety of Jewish topics for elementary and middle school students.

Anyone in the community is welcome to visit The Temple library to borrow these books. The goal of the library is to offer children a broad spectrum of books pertaining to Jewish life. From books about specific holidays to novels about life during the Holocaust, children should be able to find a book at their reading level.

Many of the books were chosen from the Sydney Taylor Award list. Sydney Taylor is best known for writing All of a Kind Family. Expect to find old favorites and new, like The Book Thief, Because Nothing Looks Like God, Rabbi Harvey Rides Again, Private Joel and The Sewell Mountain Seder, and Miriam, Ever Watchful.

Books may be checked out at any time by signing your name, phone number and e-mail. Books can be returned to the library or to the religious school on Wednesdays and Sundays. Some grades will be offered the opportunity to check out books from the library’s book cart that will travel to classrooms.

The library’s hours are Mondays, 12-5 p.m.; Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m.; Thursdays, 9 a.m.-12 noon; Fridays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; and Sundays immediately following Sunday School.


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