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Partnering Organizations

The Alaska Center for the Book was established in 1991 to stimulate public interest throughout Alaska, in literacy through the spoken and written word, central to our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.

The Alaska Humanities Forum connects Alaskans through stories, ideas, and experiences that positively change lives and empower communities.


The Alaska State Library provides research services for state employees, assists historical researchers and the public, manages Talking Book services for Alaskans with visual impairments, and collects Alaska-related books, photographs, manuscripts, newspapers, government documents and periodicals.

The Alaska Veterans and Pioneers Home in Palmer, Alaska, was built in 1971 on the former site of the Alaska State Fairgrounds. The home strives to assist older Alaskans to have the highest quality of life by providing assisted living in a safe home setting which promotes independence, positive relationships, meaningful activities and physical, emotional and spiritual growth.

The Johnson Youth Center is a 30-bed state-operated secured facility for youth in Juneau, Alaska, serving students state-wide. The treatment team and transition case workers design and implement a 90-day transition plan to include post-secondary education, job placement and independent living housing.

The Kuskokwim Consortium Library is a joint public and academic library that serves both the University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus and the community of Bethel, Alaska.