Join the us for this year’s Summer Reading Program! The Jewish Library of Baltimore and PJ Library in Baltimore are partnering for their 6th Summer Reading Program! The program will continue to feature quality Jewish-themed books, fun prizes, and tasty treats as well!

This year families can come in and browse the shelves, choose books online, or pick up a surprise library book bundle. The library book bundles will be organized by grade and will include books from your child’s summer reading list whenever possible. Come by and pick up bookmarks and books, or turn in bookmarks to receive your prize certificate.

Last day to pick up prize certificate is September 2nd. Last day to use prize certificate is September 5th.

Summer Reading Registration

Library Book Bundle

Library catalog

Summer Reading Program 2022

Who: Any student from Preschool-High School

When: June 7th – September 2nd

How:

  1. Register online and pick up a bookmark
  2. Read five books (on your reading/content level) from our library.
  3. Fill out the bookmark and bring it to the Library by Friday, September 2nd.
  4. Receive your coupon for a delicious treat.
  5. Use your coupon by Monday, September 5th.

How do I pick up books?

There are three ways you can pick up your books:

  1. Come in and browse our book shelves.
  2. Reserve books through our online catalog and then pick them up.
  3. Pick up a surprise library book bundle!

Curbside checkout

Our library catalog is open 24 hours and at any time you can log in and request a book to be held for you. Once the book is pulled from the shelf, you will be notified that it is ready for pickup. When you come to pick up your book(s), you can call the front desk at (410) 735-5000 to set up a time for pickup and/or drop-off. The days and hours that we will be scheduling and offering curbside checkout are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM, Friday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Check out our catalog here.

If you don’t have a username and password please fill out this form.

If you have a username and password but aren’t sure what it is, please email Jessica Fink, and she can help set you up.

Using the library catalog

Specific book titles can be reserved by logging onto our library catalog:

  1. Type Destinydiscover.com into your internet browser
  2. Choose “Maryland” as the state
  3. Choose “Center for Jewish Education, Baltimore, MD”
  4. Go to the top right corner of the screen where it says “Log In”

Username:
Password:

Here is a video on how to place a “hold” on a book

What is a Library Book Bundle?

Are you looking for children’s books, but don’t know where to start? Let the librarians surprise your child and you with a wonderful selection of books. Each bundle will consist of three books based on your child’s school’s summer reading list and age. You may request bundles by clicking here.

How do I return books?

Anytime that the JCC is open! You can return your books in the book return box in the PH JCC lobby.

How can I get a bookmark?

Sign up for Summer Reading at home then come into the Library to pick out your bookmark and books.

How can I get a library username?

You can request a username when you sign up for the summer reading program or you can fill out this form

How will my child pick up their prize?

After your child has completed their summer reading and filled out their bookmark, bring it into the Library and receive your coupon for a sweet treat, which will list the location.  Our hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 11:00AM – 4:00PM, Friday 11:00AM-2:00PM.

 

When is the last day my child can pick up their prize certificate?

Friday, September 2nd

What is the last day my child can redeem their prize?

Monday, September 5th

What books should my child read for the summer reading program?

Your child should read books that are on their reading and content level from the Library, that they haven’t read previously.

My child can’t read on their own, can I read the books to them?

Yes

If my child reads more than the required number of books, can he or she be eligible for a second prize?

No, one prize per child.

Can I pick up a prize for my friend’s child?

No

Does a parent have to be with a child in order to pick up their prize certificate and their prize?

Yes

Who should I contact with a question?

Jessica Fink
(410) 735-5000
jessicafink@cjebaltimore.org

Library

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday (beginning Aug. 1): 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday (beginning Aug 14): 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Make an appointment or drop in and say hi!

To contact the library, email jessicafink@cjebaltimore.org or call 410-735-5018.