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Meridian Library Named Idaho Public Library of the Year

Idaho Public Library of the Year

We are very happy to announce that the Idaho Library Association has named the Meridian Library District Idaho's Public Library of the Year for 2014! This is an award given annually to one library, library system, or library network that displays distinguished achievements in delivering library services. We have worked hard to improve our services to our patrons and public over the last year, and we are extremely grateful for this recognition. If you haven't visited us in a while, come to one of our locations and let us help you find what you're looking for!


We Need Your Help

SurveyThe Meridian Library is in the middle of planning for the future, and to do so, we need to hear from you! We've put together a short survey that will help us understand how you use the library and what you want to see from us as we move forward. Please take a few minutes and help us make this the best library it can be.


Batman Day on the Bookmobile

Batman Day

In celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary, DC comics had declared Wednesday, July 23 Batman Day, and we want to celebrate with you! The Meridian Bookmobile will have activities going on all day long in support of superheroes everywhere.

Join us at Tully Park (11:30) to make your very own Batman mask. And then meet us at Prospect Elementary School (3:30) to save the Bookmobile from all the villains. And lastly meet us at Meridian Charter High School (5:15) to prove you’ve got what it takes to be a superhero with our Batman Bootcamp.

Plus, come dressed up as your favorite superhero for an extra treat! All ages are encouraged and welcome to come. Hope to see you there!

Treasure Valley Children's Theater - "It's Electrifying!"

Treasure Valley Children's TheaterJoin us Tuesday, July 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the Cherry Lane library as the Treasure Valley Children's Theater will be performing "It's Electrifying!" This play features two power workers searching for electricity. Along the way they meet a few famous faces and learn about how electricity works. 

Now Hiring - Youth Services Assistant Manager

Now HiringThe Meridian Library District is seeking an assistant manager for our Youth Services department who is passionate about literacy, engaging young people, and willing to try new ideas. The ideal candidate is a fearless innovator with a positive and enthusiastic approach to enhancing inventive and imaginative learning and exploration that engages young people. Bilingual preferred. This position reports to the Youth Services Manager and is located at the Cherry Lane library. To apply, submit an employment application, resume, cover letter, and veterans' preference form (if applicable) to hr@mld.org. You must also complete a supplementary questionnaire online.

Author Visit: Chris Crutcher

Author visit Chris CrutcherYoung adult author Chris Crutcher will be visiting the Meridian Library at Cherry Lane on August 16. Crutcher is known for cutting edge, realistic fiction, and writes for readers who have experienced the challenges of growing up. Blending a mix of humor and tragedy, Crutcher's books explore coming-of-age through authentic language and storytelling.

On August 16, Chris will be conducting a writing workshop for adults from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., a workshop for teen writers from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., plus giving a talk and signing copies of his books from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. The talk and book signing are open, but registration is required for the adult and teen workshops.


Maker CampJoin us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the Cherry Lane library for a Google Maker Camp! Starting July 10 and running through August 7, we'll be making rockets, programming computer games, desinging LED-infused art, building cardboard games, and more. This program is open to grades 6 through 12, so meet up with us and see what you can do!

Trustee Vacancy

There is an unexpected vacancy on the Meridian Library Board of Trustees. According to Idaho Code 33-2716, the vacancy will be filled by appointment for the interim, then will be open to election in May 2015. The Board is currently accepting applications to fill this vacancy. If you or anyone you know is interested, application packets are available at the Cherry Lane Library. Board members must live within the library district boundaries and be at least 18 years of age. It is also beneficial to be a library patron, familiar with the mission of public libraries in general, and the Meridian Library specifically. You must submit an application, resume, and cover letter to be considered. Applications will be accepted until 8:00 p.m. of July 21. Applications will be reviewed, and potential candidates interviewed in August, and the successor sworn in at the September meeting.

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by Dr. Radut