On Monday May 14th Gov. Parnell signed the 2013 Alaska Capital Budget granting a $7 million New Library Construction Grant for building a new library in the Mendenhall Valley! This is a major milestone on our march to a new library and represents half the project's total cost.
To date, the Friends of the Juneau Public Library have committed to $1 million for the project, the Library Endowment has committed $300,000 and the CBJ has donated the building site at Dimond Park, valued at $1 million.
That leaves $4.7 million to make this project a reality. The New Valley Library is requesting the remaining project costs be funded from the CBJ Temporary 1% Sales Tax up for renewal this October. The Assembly Public Works Finance Committee will hear project presentations from all competing projects on Wednesday June 13th at 5:30 in Assembly Chambers. Please come out and show your support for this project and for libraries in Juneau!