Libraries aren’t  just buildings full of books, they are an incubator for ideas, represent a chance at a better education and are a venue for community dialog.

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 on October 5th, 2015 and the Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries take great pride in all the hard work our volunteers put in to make the new library a reality.

Come on out and find your brick on the wall (among so many!) and know that it’s so much more than a brick, it’s your piece of a community owned organization you believe in. Libraries create community and provide essential foundations for early literacy.

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 supporting an organization that 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.

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