JPL AWARDED NEA BIG READ GRANT

Juneau Public Libraries is a recipient of a $15,000 grant to host the NEA Big Read in Juneau, AK.  An initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. The Juneau Public Libraries is one of 75 nonprofit organizations to receive an NEA Big Read grant to host a community reading program between September 2017 and June 2018. The NEA Big Read in Juneau, AK will focus on the book Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Activities will take place September 15th –October 31st 2017.  Stay tuned for event details to be posted here.

Community partners include:  Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries, Alaska State Library, University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau-Douglas City Museum, The Juneau Symphony, Juneau Public Health Center, Cooperative Extension Service-Juneau, Bartlett Regional HospitalJuneau Police Department,  Perseverance Theater Young Company, Goldtown Nickelodeon, Theatre in the Rough, CBJ Emergency Management and 49 Writers.