Who We Are

Meridian Library staff member showcases a 3D printer
Meridian Library staff member leads storytime with a puppet wearing a hat
Meridian Library staff member points to a page in a picture book

The Meridian Library District serves the area of Meridian, the second-largest and fastest-growing city in Idaho. We operate four public library locations, with new projects on the way. Our staff is committed to enriching lives, igniting curiosity, and cultivating connections in our community.

MLD is an independent special district governed by an elected Board of Trustees. The Occident Club founded the original Meridian Library in 1924, and voters established the Meridian Free Library District in 1974. 

Guiding Principles

The Meridian Library District will provide equal access to information, works of the imagination, and public space, offering resources and services that support educational success, economic development, an informed electorate, and overall quality of life regardless of race, nationality, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, language, ability, economic and employment status, and educational attainment.

The Meridian Library District supports our community by enriching lives, igniting curiosity, and cultivating connections.

Empathy: We treat our patrons and colleagues with patience, compassion, and respect.

Learning: We are committed to lifelong learning and helping patrons find what they want to know.

Excellence: We seek to exceed expectations and demonstrate flexibility.

Relationships: We are a meeting place for the people of Meridian, facilitating meaningful connections within our community.

Inclusivity: We serve and provide access to every member of the community, embracing individuals of all backgrounds.