“When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equalizer.” —Keith Richards

We are so pleased to see the level of community response and high traffic at the new Mendenhall Valley Library.   The new library opened its doors to the community in Fall 2015 and the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries take great pride in all the hard work library staff and our FJPL volunteers put in to make the new library a reality.

Head over to Dimond Park, see what’s happening in the vibrant spaces and find your donor brick on the wall.

Thanks to the 760+ individuals, families, union chapters and businesses who purchased a brick for the new Valley Library!  You didn’t just  buy a brick, you’re support of the Juneau Public LIbraries provides a chance at a better education for all Juneau residents, young and old.

If you missed the opportunity to purchase a brick, we hope you’ll consider becoming a member or making a general donation via our secure online membership site.   There are also ongoing opportunities for planned giving to the Juneau Public Libraries via the Friends so please contact us using the email address at the bottom of the page for more information.