To create a free, public, lending library, where kids teens and adults can come read or check-out books that promote Jewish values.
What's Unique about our Books?
Kids and Teens: Reading our books, kids/teens learn Jewish values such as sharing, kindness, and charity, Moreover, they also learn practical tools to handle interpersonal conflicts and solve social problems. Lastly, they appreciate that the human experience is not only about self-pleasure and entertainment (Curious George) but about a over-arching goal of improving the self and helping the other.
Adults will find self-improvement books on an array of topics such as dating, shlom bayit (marital harmony), raising kids, and anger management, as well as novels that provide a kosher vehicle to recharge.
The Benefits to You
t"Kids who learn how to handle interpersonal conflicts and solve social problems have a significantly lower risk of experiencing depression in childhood and later in life." Dr. Martin Seligman, author of the Optimistic Child, in his long term study at the University of Pennsylvania. That means, in case you need to know, happier marriages, better parenting skills, among other benefits.
Do you want to teach your kids how to count: What do you prefer to count? Read Sesame Street and count cookies! or read Kibbud Av and count mitzvot such as cleaning up after oneself, or helping a sibling, or smiling to mommy, or learning a sefer, or going to sleep on time - guess who's the direct beneficiary of this book?!
Want some fantastic entertainment? What does Curious George really teach? Monkey business? Rather, we have fantastic wonderfully illustrated and laminated kids series such as Middos World 1, 2, 3, 4...
If you read Sesame Street, Curious Geoerge, and Amelia Badilia now, don't be surprised that your grown up will lock himself in a room to read Harrie Potter, then insist on watching the movie and going on rides - all about self pleasure, momentary fleeting pleasure. If you read Burksfield Bike Club, then later they'll read books about tzadikim - all about searching for mitzvot, and performing good deeds.