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Hours of Operation
Monday         6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday         8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday       8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday           9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays             Call for hours

Free and open to the public, the Commission on Jewish Education & Leadership’s Koopman Library serves as a center for Jewish learning, information and entertainment.

Located in the Mandell Jewish Community Center, the Koopman Library provides a setting for parents to read Jewish books to their children, for Jewish students to research their heritage and for the community to gather, relax and have a good read.

The Koopman Library offers:

  • Jewish books for all ages and interests (fiction and biography, large print and books on CD/tape);
  • A large children’s and teen’s collection;
  • A growing collection of Jewish-themed films (Israeli, action, comedy, drama and classics);
  • An extensive reference collection; and
  • A variety of Jewish-themed periodicals and journals.

And for teachers:

  • Consultations with our experienced staff;
  • Jewish educational lesson plans and curriculum materials;
  • Ellison die-cut machine;
  • Music; and
  • Wifi and quiet study space.

Library Programs

Story Time
The Koopman Library provides a monthly Story Time session for the Mandell Jewish Community Center’s Beatrice Fox Early Childhood Center. Songs and play are used to teach these young students about Jewish holidays, Jewish themes and what a Jewish library is all about. Additional Story Times may be scheduled upon request.

Resource Materials

Holiday Booklets
The Koopman Library provides free holiday booklets for those interested in learning more about the holidays. The holiday booklets have a brief overview of the current holiday for adults, as well as explanations and activities that are geared toward younger children and holiday recipes are always included. 

Friends of the Koopman Library
The Koopman Library relies heavily on donations from the community. A monetary gift allows the library to purchase books and other materials, and to undertake educational projects, allowing the library to remain a vital community resource for Jewish knowledge and information. 

Please download the Friends of the Koopman Library donation form to make a gift or contribution in honor or in memory of a loved one.

For more information, contact Susan Fried, Senior Librarian at (860) 231-6375.