Juneteenth Holiday Closure

All locations will be closed Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth. Browse our staff picks and celebrate Black voices! 

We are always open 24/7 online! Browse eBook and audiobook titles on Libby. Find streaming movies, classic cinema, and educational videos that inspire on Kanopy. Check out our Kanopy Kids collection to find Sesame Street, read-along books, animated shorts, and more!

Meridian Library District Centennial

Meridian Library District centennial logo with pictures of Figaro, the library cat.

Meridian Library District Centennial

Make history by celebrating the Meridian Library District Centennial in 2024!

Throughout the year, we will have events, programs and social media posts celebrating our Centennial! Keep up with the latest MLD news to celebrate, and help make, MLD history!

Meridian Library District Timeline

July 17, 1924 — The Occident Club Library Committee formed

September 10, 1924 — The Occident Club opened the first library at Songer Pharmacy

August 27, 1974 — Meridian citizens voted to create the Meridian Free Library District

May 16, 1997 — The Cherry Lane location opened

January 2004 — The Bookmobile made its first stop

March 27, 2009 — The Silverstone location opened

October 2015 — The first unBound location opened

April 19, 2021 — The second unBound location opened

May 1, 2023 — The Orchard Park location opened

Fall 2024 (Expected) — Meridian Library at Pinnacle is expected to open

Upcoming Events

CLOSED Juneteenth

All Day
Some Branches
Closing
Branches:
Cherry Lane, Orchard Park, Silverstone, unBound, Community, Tiny Library, Digital

Delayed Opening

9:00am - 12:00pm
Some Branches
Closing
Branches:
Cherry Lane, Orchard Park, Silverstone, unBound, Community, Tiny Library, Digital
Description:

Delayed opening, all branches will open at 12:00 pm.

This event is in the "Pre-K (ages 0-5)" group.
Library Branch: Cherry Lane
Room: Cherry Lane Large Conference Room
Age Group: Pre-K (ages 0-5)
Program Type: Centennial, Read, Write, Talk, Sing, Play, Count, Storytime
Event Details:

Join Ms. Gabby for a special storytime all about the number "100". It's been one hundred years since the idea of the library happened!

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

We often take photographs during library events. Please let our photographer know if you do not want us to publish photos of your child.

This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: Cherry Lane
Room: Magazine Area
Age Group: All Ages/Families, Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial
Event Details:

Join us at Cherry Lane to celebrate Meridian Library District's 100th anniversary! We are celebrating July 1924, when the Occident Club Library Committee, which founded Meridian Library District, was formed.

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

We often take photographs during library events. Please let our photographer know if you do not want us to publish photos of your child.

This event is in the "Adults" group.
This event is in the "Seniors" group.
Library Branch: unBound
Room: unBound Meet
Age Group: Adults, Seniors
Program Type: Centennial, Find Support
Event Details:

LLC Workshop Day! 

Ready to start thinking like a business owner and file your business with the state of Idaho? Join our LLC Workshop!

This event is in the "Teens (grades 7-12)" group.

Teen Creators Collective

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Orchard Park
Library Branch: Orchard Park
Room: Orchard Park Program Room
Age Group: Teens (grades 7-12)
Program Type: Attend an Event, Build Your Skills, Centennial, Do an Activity
Event Details:

From painting to writing, crafting to digital art, this program offers a platform for self-expression and collaboration. Join us for weekly sessions filled with inspiration, guidance, and the opportunity to showcase your unique talents.

Disclaimer(s)

We often take photographs during library events. Please let our photographer know if you do not want us to publish photos of your child.

This event is in the "All Ages/Families" group.
Library Branch: Orchard Park
Room: Orchard Park Marketplace
Age Group: All Ages/Families
Program Type: Centennial
Event Details:

Join us at Orchard Park to celebrate Meridian Library District's 100th anniversary! We are celebrating July 1924, when the Occident Club Library Committee was formed.

Disclaimer(s)

We cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.

We often take photographs during library events. Please let our photographer know if you do not want us to publish photos of your child.

Meridian Library Heritage Cake

A cake with frosting that notes the year the library was founded, 1924.

Figaro the Library Cat at a Book Sale

Figaro, the library cat, at a book sale.

National Library Week 1984

An image depicting Mary Alice White, a former Occident Club president, reading to children.