Welcome to New Board Members

The 2017 Annual Membership Meeting was held at the Valley Library on November 11th, 2017.  The meeting included an annual budget report, a year in review report from the director of the Juneau Public Libraries, discussion of goals and objectives for the coming year, and election of board members.  Meeting minutes are available here.

At the meeting the full slate of candidates were adopted.  Please welcome our 3 new board members, Charity, Hanna and Kathy.

Charity Coleman has been a volunteer at the Amazing Bookstore for several years and regularly assists with store deposit accounting. She has served in an interim board position since May 2017.  She has expressed interest in taking over treasurer duties.

Hanna Stickel, born and raised in Juneau, fell in love with books and libraries over 30 years ago. Now, as the mother of two homeschooled daughters, books and libraries are a bigger part of her life than ever before. When she isn’t teaching, parenting or volunteering, Hanna enjoys being outside, savoring her mug of green tea, reading, hanging with her family and spending time with her husband, Dan.

Kathy Ward  has been reading books from libraries and Friends of the Library organizations since she was old enough to be read to and began working libraries as soon as she was old enough to be legally hired. She has worked with the Juneau Public Libraries since 1995, making sure that the public has plenty of new things to read, watch, and listen to. She enjoys traveling, being outdoors, movie nights with her husband and cat, and of course, reading.


Thanks to the 760+ individuals, families, union chapters and businesses who purchased a brick for the new Valley Library in 2014-15!  You didn’t just  buy a brick, your support of the Juneau Public LIbraries provides a chance at a better education for all Juneau residents, young and old.

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

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.


“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