The goals of the project are to strengthen community engagement, increase awareness of NLM services and the Research Program 71, and highlight the library as a primary source of reliable information. Programming will include the Memory Caf, a free, two-hour library program for older 88 who are experiencing early onset Alzheimer's or dementia and their care partners, family, and friends. For learning and engagement, Juneau Public Libraries JPL will design Memory Kits, in partnership with the Alzheimers Resource of Alaska. The kits include various materials, such as DVDs, CDs, books, memory cards, and tactile materials such as puzzles and provide a way for friends and families to interact with their loved ones who have dementia. These kits will be added to the library catalog, and will be available to 99% of Alaskan residents, including Alaskans who live remotely through our Alaska Mail Services program. JPL will also provide education and training for library staff and the public, including an information session for caregivers, and sessions at the Alaska Health Fair, and the joint AkLA/PNLA Conference to be held in Juneau in 2020. These trainings will cover Medline Plus, Genetics Home Reference, information about , and other health related library resources available to the public.

Project Details

Organization Name

Juneau Public Library

Organization Type
All of Us
Public library
Project Lead

Kate Enge

Start Date
October 1, 2019
End Date
September 30, 2020
Funding Amount
General Public
Library or Information Professional
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Alaska Natives
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health