The youth activity program at the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum provides young people with opportunities to work with professional artists to learn artistic techniques and engage with art, history, and the collections of the Library, Archives, and Museum. These activities are sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum and are partially funded by the citizens of the City and Borough of Juneau through sales tax revenues.
We're pleased to announce that we've received a City and Borough of Juneau Youth Activity Grant to continue this program for fall 2023 through spring 2024.
To receive notifications about upcoming activities, sign up for our e-announcements in the Get Notified box on the right.
Students should be prepared to participate for the full duration of the workshop unless it is designated as a drop-in activity. Participants should wear clothing that can get messy.
Parents are not required to stay for the activity, but should use their best judgment about whether their child needs extra support to be successful. The artists, staff, and volunteers of the youth activity program strive to make each workshop a positive experience for all skill levels, but if you have concerns about your child's ability, please contact the program coordinator to discuss.
Keep an eye out for our upcoming workshops and events, more details to come!
December - Candle Making
January - TBD
March - Chenile Stem Figures
May - TBD
June - Family Fun Fair
In May/June of 2022, nine teens participated in a film intensive to create mini-documentaries inspired by the Museum's summer exhibit, Mug Up: The Language of Cannery Work, led by Marie Acemah of See Stories. See all nine films on the Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museum's YouTube.
The Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum support youth in need by providing bus tokens for children and their parents who require transportation assistance. If your family would benefit from this, please contact the program coordinator.
A person experiencing a disability who needs accommodation for events hosted by the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum can contact the Division’s ADA coordinator at (907) 465-2912 a week in advance to make any necessary arrangements.